Massachusetts Severe Winter Storm and Flooding (DR-1813)

Incident period: December 11, 2008 to December 18, 2008
Major Disaster Declaration declared on January 5, 2009

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

May 7, 2009
News Release
HOLYOKE, Mass. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has obligated $32,058,172 to reimburse seven Massachusetts counties for eligible costs associated with their response to the December 11 through December 18, 2008, ice storm.  This amount represents the 75% federal share of funding for the work.  The remaining 25% of the cost is the responsibility of the 272 Massachusetts communities, eligible private-non-profits, and state agencies that applied for federal aid through FEMA's Public Assistance (PA) program. 
March 11, 2009
News Release
HOLYOKE, MA. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has now obligated in excess of $5 million to reimburse seven Massachusetts counties for the eligible costs associated with their response to the December 11, 2008 ice storm.
February 27, 2009
News Release
HOLYOKE, MA. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has now obligated the first $2 million to reimburse seven Massachusetts counties for the eligible costs associated with their response to the December 11, 2008 ice storm.   
February 10, 2009
News Release
HOLYOKE, MA -- State and local officials attended one of two Open Houses held last week to provide an opportunity for attendees to hear first hand about State and Federal support, including Public Assistance and Mitigation programs, available during disaster declarations.
January 16, 2009
News Release
Holyoke, MA - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced it is expanding disaster assistance to two additional Massachusetts counties to help pay for repair, restoration, reconstruction or replacement of public facilities, roads and bridges, water facilities and other infrastructure damaged or destroyed by severe storms and flooding that occurred from the December 11-12th Ice Storm.
January 5, 2009
News Release
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Bush's major disaster declaration issued for Massachusetts. Assistance for the State and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:

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  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts, FEMA-1813-DR (PDF 22KB)
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