Massachusetts Severe Winter Storm (EM-3296)
Incident period: December 11, 2008 to December 18, 2008
Emergency Declaration declared on December 13, 2008
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
December 16, 2008
BOSTON - As New England works to recover from the powerful ice storm that left millions without power, neighbors are coming together to help each other and all levels of government along with the private sector are working together to restore a sense of normalcy. Unfortunately there is also a small group out there seeking to take advantage of those affected by the storm.
December 15, 2008
BOSTON, Mass. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency is working closely with the New England states affected by the recent ice storm that struck much of the Northeast. The storm left several million people without power at its peak, and outages still affect hundreds of thousands throughout New England. Shelters have been established in four states to house those that have no power and no alternative means of heating their residence.
December 13, 2008
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The President today declared an emergency exists in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and ordered Federal aid to supplement Commonwealth and local response efforts in the area struck by a severe winter storm beginning on December 11, 2008, and continuing.
December 13, 2008
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Bush's major disaster declaration issued for Massachusetts. "Emergency" is any occasion or instance in which the president determines that federal assistance is needed to supplement state and local efforts to save lives and protect property and public health and safety or to avert the threat of a catastrophe in any part of the United States.