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 12, 2006
News Release
ANDOVER, Mass. -- Officials with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) announced today that the Public Assistance Grant Program has been made available for state agencies, local governments, and certain private non-profit organizations in Essex and Middlesex counties for damages due to the severe storms and flooding May 12 – 23, 2006.
June 12, 2006
News Release
ANDOVER, Mass. -- More than $10 million in state and federal aid has been approved for Massachusetts following the severe storms and flooding that took place between May 12 - 23. Already 6,703 households from Essex, Middlesex and Suffolk counties have applied for disaster assistance since President Bush approved a federal disaster declaration for three counties on May 25, 2006.
June 10, 2006
News Release
ANDOVER, Mass. -- Disaster officials urge residents to take extra precautions when returning to hurricane or flood-damaged homes, apartments or businesses to avoid accidents and injury. The Massachusetts Emergency Management (MEMA) and the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) caution that all danger has not passed simply because the water is receding and the building appears safe.
June 9, 2006
News Release
ANDOVER, Mass. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) are currently operating four Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC): MELROSE - Senior Center 201 West Foster Street LAWRENCE - Main Library 51 Lawrence Street LOWELL - UMass Lowell Olney Hall - 265 Riverside Street PEABODY - North Shore Shopping Center (formerly Macy's Dept. Store) Rtes. 128 & 114
June 8, 2006
News Release
ANDOVER, Mass. -- If your home was flooded it could be harboring mold. Disaster recovery and health officials warn that victims of Massachusetts’s May flooding should clean flood-damaged homes thoroughly now to avoid possible health problems from mold and mildew in the warmer months ahead.
June 7, 2006
News Release
ANDOVER, Mass. -- The Disaster Recovery Centers operated by the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) will close Friday, June 16. Four recovery centers remain open and operate from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. Centers are currently located at: MELROSE Senior Center 201 West Foster Street LAWRENCE Main Library 51 Lawrence Street

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