Massachusetts Snowstorm (EM-3175)
Incident period: February 17, 2003 to February 18, 2003
Emergency Declaration declared on March 11, 2003
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
April 14, 2003
Springfield, MA - In an initial tally, more than $1,605,050 has been obligated for snow removal costs incurred in five New England states as a result of the severe President's Day storm according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Local governments, certain private non-profit organizations and tribal governments in Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire and Rhode Island became eligible for federal assistance as a result of emergency declarations by President George W. Bush.
April 1, 2003
Springfield, MA - Local governments and private certain non-profit organizations, in designated counties in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Connecticut have until April 9 to submit applications for assistance if they want emergency costs for winter snow clearance to be considered for reimbursement, State and Federal Emergency Management (FEMA) officials said today. The assistance to communities covers 75 percent of the eligible costs during a specified 48-period, according to James N. Russo, Federal Coordinating Officer.
March 19, 2003
Springfield, MA - Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and disaster officials from four New England states have begun work with local governments to ensure an efficient reimbursement of federal funds as a result of President Bush?s March 11 emergency declarations to provide financial aid to communities in Connecticut, New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts following last month's heavy winter storms.
March 11, 2003
Washington, D.C. -- The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that federal disaster funds have been made available for Massachusetts communities in all of the state's counties hit by record snowfall last month.