Massachusetts Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1642)

Incident period: May 12, 2006 to May 23, 2006
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 25, 2006

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

September 22, 2006
News Release
ANDOVER, Mass. -- Four months removed from the Mother's Day flooding, Massachusetts continues to move along on the road to recovery. State and federal assistance to Massachusetts residents and communities has surpassed $70.4 million in response to the mid-May floods. Nearly 11,000 households applied for assistance after President Bush approved a federal disaster declaration on May 25, 2006.
September 18, 2006
News Release
ANDOVER, Mass. -- After a disaster strikes, local officials face numerous challenges in coordinating recovery efforts. In addition to the helping their citizens with basic needs, communities must comply with federal, state and local laws that regulate environmental and historic preservation when undertaking rebuilding efforts. Understanding these laws and building structures that comply with these regulations can be overwhelming, but state and local officials don’t have to go it alone. The U.S.
September 14, 2006
News Release
MELROSE, Mass. -- As school bells rang across New England this past week and most students returned to familiar confines, middle school students in Melrose were scattered at three locations attending classes while their new school takes shape. Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School served the community for more than 70 years, but was subject to chronic flooding. The community made the difficult choice to replace it and next fall a wonderful new school will open, on higher ground and with defenses in place intended to make flooding a thing of the past.
September 8, 2006
News Release
ANDOVER, Mass. -- Three months removed from the Mother's Day flooding, Massachusetts continues to move along on the road to recovery.  State and federal assistance to Massachusetts residents and communities has surpassed $65.3 million in response to the mid-May floods. Nearly 11,000 households applied for assistance after President Bush approved a federal disaster declaration on May 25, 2006.
September 1, 2006
News Release
SAUGUS, Mass. -- Arthur Rumson and Frank McKinnon have known each other for years. As the plumbing inspector for the town of Saugus, Rumson has worked with McKinnon, the town's conservation officer, many times to review construction projects.  But little did Rumson know the positive impact McKinnon would have on his business.
August 28, 2006
News Release
ANDOVER, Mass. -- Three months removed from the Mother's Day flooding, Massachusetts continues to move along on the road to recovery. State and federal assistance to Massachusetts residents and communities has surpassed $61.5 million in response to the mid-May floods. Nearly 11,000 households applied for assistance after President Bush approved a federal disaster declaration on May 25, 2006.

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