Massachusetts Severe Storm and Flooding (DR-1895)
Incident period: March 12, 2010 to April 26, 2010
Major Disaster Declaration declared on March 29, 2010
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
June 24, 2010
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. -- Massachusetts’ spring flood recovery totals reached new records this week as federal disaster aid neared the $88 million mark, state and federal disaster officials announced today. The figure includes approved Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) individual and household assistance grants, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) low-interest disaster loans as well as Disaster Unemployment Assistance.
June 23, 2010
ANDOVER, Mass. -- Disaster officials overseeing recovery operations caused by record-setting spring floods in Eastern and Central Massachusetts announced that the registration deadline for homeowners, renters and business owners to apply for disaster assistance has been extended until close-of-business, Monday, July 12, 2010. This is the second deadline extension agreed upon by Commonwealth and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials. The first extension took effect over the Memorial Day weekend and since then nearly 1,450 applications have been recorded by FEMA.
June 22, 2010
ANDOVER, Mass. -- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) community education and outreach advisors urge Massachusetts residents to give their homes an early summer disaster readiness checkup to identify potential structural vulnerabilities and undertake simple, practical measures to lessen the future risk of costly repairs. FEMA risk-reduction specialists will be at local home improvement stores from June 24 through June 29 to provide in-person information to address many common concerns, including:
June 18, 2010
ANDOVER, Mass. – Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and officials from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency are urging homeowners, renters and businesses in designated counties to register for disaster assistance and return their applications for SBA disaster loans before the Monday, June 28, 2010, deadline. The FEMA deadline affects homeowners, renters and business owners in Bristol, Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Plymouth, Suffolk and Worcester counties.
June 16, 2010
ANDOVER, Mass. -- Information is power, so why not give Dad a powerful tool for Father’s Day that could really save lives: a weather radio. As essential as a smoke or carbon monoxide detector, weather radios transmit signals from the Department of Commerce’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Radio network. The receivers are equipped with a special tone feature that can sound an alert and give you reliable, 24/7 information about a life-threatening situation.
June 8, 2010
ANDOVER, Mass. -- The last Disaster Recovery Center has closed its doors but Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recovery specialists are still available to help Bay State disaster survivors. To meet the ongoing need for one-to-one recovery advice and help, the toll-free FEMA registration number provides a helpline option for registered applicants to speak directly to recovery specialists about any disaster-related question or concern.