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

August 15, 2006
News Release
ANDOVER, Mass. -- As registration for disaster assistance closed last week, state and federal assistance to Massachusetts residents and communities has surpassed $52.9 million in response to the mid-May floods. In total, nearly 11,000 households applied for assistance after President Bush approved a federal disaster declaration on May 25, 2006.
August 8, 2006
News Release
ANDOVER, Mass. -- As registration for disaster assistance closed on Monday, state and federal assistance to Massachusetts residents and communities has surpassed $48.6 million in response to the mid-May flooding. In total, 10,771 households from the three disaster-declared counties (Essex – 7,171; Middlesex – 2,983; and Suffolk –617) applied for assistance after President Bush approved a federal disaster declaration on May 25, 2006.
August 3, 2006
News Release
ANDOVER, Mass. -- Massachusetts residents affected by the severe storms and flooding in May, now have only a few days left to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for possible state and federal disaster assistance. Registrations cannot be accepted after the Monday, August 7, 2006, deadline.
July 31, 2006
News Release
ANDOVER, Mass. -- With one week remaining for disaster assistance registration, state and federal assistance to Massachusetts residents and communities has surpassed $41.1 million in response to the mid-May flooding.  To date, 10,304 households from the three disaster-declared counties (Essex - 6,865; Middlesex - 2,805; and Suffolk -589) have applied for assistance since President Bush approved a federal disaster declaration on May 25, 2006.
July 28, 2006
News Release
ANDOVER, Mass. -- State and federal disaster recovery officials advise Massachusetts residents who suffered disaster-related damages following the May flooding to be careful when hiring unknown contractors to clean up and repair their homes and businesses. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) neither certifies nor endorses any private-sector contractor. Residents must be especially alert for door-to-door solicitors who hand out makeshift flyers and promise to speed up the insurance or government claims process.
July 25, 2006
News Release
ANDOVER, Mass. -- As the recovery from mid-May flooding continues, nearly $38 million in state and federal assistance has been approved for Massachusetts residents and communities.

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