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.
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.
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.
Individual Assistance - Dollars ApprovedIndividual Assistance Definitions
Individuals & Household Program (IHP): Provides money and services to people in Presidentially declared disaster areas.
Housing Assistance (HA): Provides assistance for disaster-related housing needs.
Other Needs Assistance (ONA): Provides assistance for other disaster-related needs, such as furnishings, transportation, and medical.
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Public Assistance - Dollars ApprovedPublic Assistance Definitions
Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President
Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President
Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards
*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.
*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.
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