Massachusetts Severe Storms and Tornadoes (DR-1994)
Incident period: June 1, 2011
Major Disaster Declaration declared on June 15, 2011
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
July 21, 2011
WESTFIELD, Mass. -- The Disaster Recovery Centers in Monson and West Springfield will transition into Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Outreach Centers (DLOC) starting Monday, July 25, 2011. SBA customer service representatives will be available at the DLOCs to assist individuals and businesses that suffered damage in the June 1 severe storms and tornadoes. A representative from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will also be available.
July 20, 2011
WESTFIELD, Mass. -- As hurricane season approaches the weeks of highest risk, emergency managers are reminding residents of Massachusetts to keep their guard up. "Typically, the potential for severe tropical storm activity is strongest in August and September, and that means we need to be ready for whatever the weather brings," said State Coordinating Officer Kurt Schwartz.
July 15, 2011
WESTFIELD, Mass. -- Hampden and Worcester County residents affected by the severe storms and tornadoes that struck June 1 have one month to register for federal disaster assistance. The deadline to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is August 15. "The registration deadline is approaching, and we want to encourage those who need disaster aid to apply now," said Federal Coordinating Officer Nick Russo of FEMA. "We want everyone who is eligible to get assistance."
July 14, 2011
WESTFIELD, Mass. -- Since the president declared a major disaster on June 15 for Hampden and Worcester Counties, just over $5 million in federal assistance has been approved for individuals and business owners. Here is a summary through Wednesday, July 13, of all federal assistance to those who suffered losses due to the June 1 severe storms and tornadoes:
July 13, 2011
WESTFIELD, Mass. -- Contractors are critical to the recovery of Hampden and Worcester County residents following the June 1 severe storms and tornadoes, but before hiring one, homeowners should make sure a contractor is licensed. Massachusetts requires that residential building contractors, roofers and remodelers hold a license to do business in the state. That applies whether the contractor is local or based out of state.
July 11, 2011
WESTFIELD, Mass. -- The Disaster Recovery Center in Southbridge will transition Monday, July 18, to a Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) to continue serving survivors of the June 1 severe storms and tornadoes. Representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will be available at the DLOC -- located at the Jacob Edwards Library, 236 Main St., Southbridge, MA -- to assist survivors in completing their low-interest disaster loan applications and answer questions about the program.