Massachusetts Severe Storm and Flooding (DR-1895)
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
May 10, 2010
ANDOVER, Mass. -- As Bay State residents rebuild their homes, schools and businesses after recent floods, disaster recovery officials want their efforts to include preparing for the possibility of future storms.
May 8, 2010
ANDOVER, Mass. -- If March storms and flooding swept away essential documents or caused other potential legal headaches, a Commonwealth-FEMA disaster assistance program called Disaster Legal Services may be able to provide help. The free legal assistance program helps eligible low-income applicants in disaster designated counties with the following legal services:
May 7, 2010
ANDOVER, Mass. -- For many Bay State residents, the cost of flood clean-up and repair has been a sobering experience. Specifically, homeowner’s or renter’s insurance rarely covers the cost of unforeseen events such as sump pump failure or sewer backups. There are two basic ways to approach this problem, both having advantages and disadvantages: a backflow valve or adding a rider to your homeowner’s insurance policy.
May 5, 2010
Andover, Mass. -- State and federal recovery efforts following severe flooding in large areas of Eastern and Central Massachusetts in late March continued to show steady progress as the State/FEMA recovery entered its second month. To date, 29,298 area residents have registered for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) assistance from the flooding caused by record-setting rainfall, and more than $54.6 million in federal and state disaster assistance grants and low-interest disaster loans have been approved.
May 4, 2010
ANDOVER, Mass. -- Flooding in your home or business can be a life-altering experience, as thousands of Bay State residents have discovered. However, knowing that there are those who understand and can offer sound advice makes all the difference in the world. Through May 11, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) community education and outreach advisors will continue to be on-hand at local Home Depot and Lowe’s home improvement stores to provide useful information about low-cost ways to rebuild that can reduce the risk from future flood events and other potential hazards.
May 3, 2010
ANDOVER, Mass. -- The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Clinton serving Worcester County residents who were affected by the March floods will cease operations Wednesday, May 5 at 7 p.m., state and federal recovery officials announced. Before the Wednesday closedown, Worcester County survivors are urged to visit the State-Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) center between 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. to meet one-to-one with recovery specialists about specific disaster-related needs. The center is located at:
Incident period: March 12, 2010 to April 26, 2010
Major Disaster Declaration declared on March 29, 2010