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

July 10, 2006
News Release
ANDOVER, Mass. -- Massachusetts residents affected by the severe storms and flooding in May now have less than two weeks to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for possible state and federal disaster assistance. Registrations cannot be accepted after the July 24, 2006 deadline.
July 10, 2006
News Release
ANDOVER, Mass. -- Business owners are urged to prepare their businesses for flood risks associated with what has already been another very active storm season. R. David Paulison, Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, urges business owners to take steps now to protect their property against flooding. Adequate insurance is one of the best ways to do that. There is typically a 30-day wait before a flood insurance policy takes effect.
July 10, 2006
News Release
ANDOVER, Mass. -- The Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, R. David Paulison, urges Americans to prepare their homes and businesses for the flood risks associated with what has already been a very active storm season. Flood insurance is a critical investment to help protect against the devastating effects of flooding, and the time to act is now.
July 7, 2006
News Release
ANDOVER, Mass. -- The U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is encouraging residents to assist local governments to produce or update a FEMA approved Hazard Mitigation Plan for their community. These plans document how communities can reduce or eliminate future damage from natural disaster events.
July 6, 2006
News Release
ANDOVER, Mass. -- More than $28.1 million in state and federal aid has been approved for Massachusetts following the severe storms and flooding that took place during May 12-23, 2006. To date, 9,146 households from the three disaster-declared counties (Essex - 6,071; Middlesex - 2,548; and Suffolk -527) have applied for disaster assistance since President Bush approved a federal disaster declaration on May 25.
June 29, 2006
News Release
ANDOVER, Mass. -- State and federal disaster officials are concerned that persons eligible for disaster aid from the recent storms may not be applying for aid under the erroneous assumption that by reporting damages to state and local officials or to the American Red Cross they have already applied for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) assistance. They must, however, apply directly to FEMA to receive assistance.

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