Massachusetts Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1614)

Incident period: October 7, 2005 to October 16, 2005
Major Disaster Declaration declared on November 10, 2005

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

November 17, 2005
News Release
MERRIMACK , N.H. -- Disaster assistance has been designated for Worcester County to help local governments rebuild public property damaged by the recent severe storms and flooding in Massachusetts , the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today. FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer Peter Martinasco said the assistance was approved following a review of damage data gathered by federal and state disaster recovery officials.
November 15, 2005
News Release
MERRIMACK, N.H. -- State and federal officials are opening Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Greenfield, Milford and Taunton beginning Thursday, November 17 through Tuesday, November 22, to serve individuals and families impacted by the severe storms and flooding which took place October 6-17.
November 15, 2005
News Release
MERRIMACK, N.H. -- Federal and state disaster recovery officials are concerned that residents and business-owners applying for aid in disaster-declared Massachusetts counties may be providing inaccurate responses during the registration process. This is due to a misinterpretation of a standard question asked during registration with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), " Do you have damage to your dwelling?"
November 14, 2005
News Release
Merrimack, N.H. -- Disaster recovery officials warn that Massachusetts residents and business owners whose homes or businesses have been water damaged as a result of the storms and flooding that occurred in October should clean flood-damaged homes thoroughly to avoid possible health problems from mold and mildew.
November 12, 2005
News Release
MERRIMACK , N.H. -- State and federal disaster recovery officials urge those who sustained damages or losses from the October 7-16 severe storms and flooding that struck Massachusetts to apply for aid as soon as possible. As a result of the major disaster declaration by President George W. Bush on November 10, assistance is available to individuals and businesses located in Berkshire, Bristol , Franklin , Hampden, Hampshire, Middlesex, Norfolk , Plymouth and Worcester counties.
November 11, 2005
News Release
MERRIMACK , N.H. -- A toll-free telephone registration line has been opened for residents and business- owners in nine Massachusetts counties who suffered damage or losses from the severe storms and flooding which occurred Oct. 7-16, to apply for state and federal disaster assistance. President George W. Bush declared a major disaster for Berkshire, Bristol , Franklin , Hampden, Hampshire, Middlesex, Norfolk , Plymouth and Worcester counties November 10.

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