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Massachusetts Severe Storm and Flooding (DR-1895)

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Incident period: March 12, 2010 to April 26, 2010
Major Disaster Declaration declared on March 29, 2010


August 17, 2010 - News Release

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. -- As the recovery process from severe March and April flooding nears the five-month mark, disaster assistance has surpassed $100 million for aid to individuals, businesses and local communities in the seven Commonwealth counties of Essex, Bristol, Middlesex, Norfolk, Plymouth, Suffolk, and Worcester.

August 5, 2010 - News Release

Portsmouth, N.H. – Making repairs can be a drag.  The only thing worse is making the same repairs for a second or third time.  However, after the storms and flooding of March and April of this year, more than 145,000 Bay Staters took the opportunity to avail themselves of information that may help them break the dispiriting cycle of damage-repair-damage-repair.

July 20, 2010 - News Release

Portsmouth, N.H. -- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) community education and outreach specialists will staff information kiosks at four home improvement centers in Middlesex County beginning Thursday, July 22 through Tuesday July 27. Risk-reduction specialists will be available from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the following locations: Home Depot                         3 Mystic View Road               Everett, MA  02149              

Financial Assistance

Individual Assistance - Dollars Approved

Individuals & Household Program (IHP): Provides money and services to people in Presidentially declared disaster areas.

Housing Assistance (HA): Provides assistance for disaster-related housing needs.

Other Needs Assistance (ONA): Provides assistance for other disaster-related needs, such as furnishings, transportation, and medical.

Total Individual Assistance (IA) - Applications Approved: Total Individual & Households Program - Dollars Approved* Total Housing Assistance - Dollars Approved* Total Other Needs Assistance - Dollars Approved*
Total Amount 27,602 $58,954,565.86 $56,928,024.52 $2,026,541.34
Last Updated: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 02:16 (Updated daily)

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards

*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $25,830,788.04 $12,010,123.54 $12,863,754.50
Last Updated: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 07:46 (Updated daily)

Related Links

Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • Massachusetts, FEMA-1895-DR (PDF 39KB)