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

June 26, 2006
News Release
ANDOVER, Mass. -- More than $24.3 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, 8,518 households from the three disaster-declared counties (Essex - 5,646; Middlesex - 2,388; and Suffolk - 484) have applied for disaster assistance since President Bush approved a federal disaster declaration on May 25.
June 26, 2006
News Release
ANDOVER, Mass. -- A series of free disaster assistance workshops will take place at home improvement centers in several Massachusetts and New Hampshire communities starting Tuesday.  These workshops are open to the public and are designed to provide information to residents on homeowner mitigation and on state and federal disaster assistance following the mid-May flooding.
June 23, 2006
News Release
ANDOVER , Mass. -- Leaders from a variety of local and national volunteer organizations are working together to help Massachusetts communities recover from the flooding that occurred in mid-May. The Massachusetts Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (MAVOAD) will hold its next meeting June 29 at the United Way of Merrimack Valley in Haverhill to continue mapping out a long-term recovery strategy. The group held a kickoff meeting earlier this month.
June 22, 2006
News Release
ANDOVER , Mass. -- Applicants who were initially denied aid or disagree with a decision are not out of options. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) are reminding flood victims that they should follow up on their cases to determine what assistance may be available.
June 19, 2006
News Release
ANDOVER, Mass. -- More than $18.7 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, 7,825 households from the three disaster-declared counties (Essex - 5,192; Middlesex - 2,191; and Suffolk - 442) have applied for disaster assistance since President Bush approved a federal disaster declaration on May 25.
June 16, 2006
News Release
ANDOVER, Mass. -- When disaster strikes, businesses can be affected too: buildings can be damaged, inventory ruined, and records lost. Yet, orders still must be filled and payrolls must be met. Owners, caught up in building the business, meeting with customers and handling employee issues, often fail to prepare for the worst.   According to disaster recovery officials, preparing for a disaster, and mitigating the damage a business most likely would suffer, is something every company should do.

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