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
May 15, 2010
ANDOVER, Mass. -- Only flood insurance covers flood damage. Without it, your recovery options are limited and costly. Your recovery will depend on your savings, your line of credit or the hope that a federal disaster declaration may make State/Federal disaster-related grants and/or U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest loans available.
May 14, 2010
ANDOVER, Mass. -- Many residents who were affected by the recent difficult period of storms and flooding suffered only temporary setbacks. For some Bay Staters, however, difficulties continue. For these residents, there is hope and help coming in the form of Long-Term Recovery Groups. When a disaster is no longer front page news, and the immediate needs of most survivors have been met, volunteers are in the front line in the long-term recovery effort.
May 13, 2010
ANDOVER, Mass. -- After recent floods, thousands of Massachusetts residents have already discovered that having someone who understands flooding issues is no further away than their local home improvement store.
May 12, 2010
ANDOVER, Mass. – The relentless March rainfalls and resulting flooding have brought new milestones to Bay State history as this disaster proves to be the largest, and costliest, in state history. As of today, 31,101 survivors have registered for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) assistance, and $61,078,100 million in federal and state disaster assistance grants and loans have been approved.
May 11, 2010
ANDOVER, Mass. -- Everyone lives in a flood zone. And any home can suffer water damage, even if it is in a so-called low-hazard zone, such as an area of "higher ground". That’s the clear and unchanging message from recovery specialists who want to change long-held and widely mistaken attitudes regarding flood insurance. Understanding flood risks is critical to understanding the benefits of purchasing flood insurance through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), run by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
May 11, 2010
ANDOVER, Mass. -- U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) officials have heard it all when it comes to homeowners who tell them why they aren’t going to apply for a low-interest disaster loan. That's why it is not surprising to hear only 1,729 of the 26,811 registered homeowners and renters in the seven disaster counties – Bristol, Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Plymouth, Suffolk and Worcester – that have been issued SBA applications for low-interest disaster loans have returned the forms to SBA.