News Releases for Massachusetts Tropical Storm Irene (DR-4028)

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Friday, November 18, 2011 - 00:00
WESTFIELD, Mass. -- Free crisis counseling continues to be available for residents of Hampden and Worcester counties who may be stressed, anxious or depressed due to the June 1 tornadoes. Those who...
Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 00:00
WESTFIELD, Mass. -- Many volunteer agencies will continue to help those affected by the June 1 tornadoes and Tropical Storm Irene from August 27 to 29 in Massachusetts long after state and federal...
Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 00:00
WESTFIELD, Mass. -- The Berkshire County Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Williamstown will close permanently at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, November 8, disaster officials announced today. Applicants...
Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 00:00
WESTFIELD, Mass. -- For the past two months, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) have been reminding homeowners, renters and...
Monday, October 31, 2011 - 00:00
WESTFIELD, Mass. -- Severe weather forecasts are issued year-round for conditions in Massachusetts.  Floods and tornadoes can occur in the spring and summer while the fall and winter seasons can...
Friday, October 28, 2011 - 00:00
WESTFIELD, Mass. -- Residents of Berkshire and Franklin counties have only until Wednesday, November 2, 2011 to register for disaster help. A simple phone call or online visit may qualify a household...
Friday, October 28, 2011 - 00:00
WESTFIELD, Mass -- Flooding can happen anytime in Massachusetts, especially during hurricane season, from June 1 to December 1. Individuals and business owners in the western part of the Commonwealth...
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 00:00
WESTFIELD, Mass. -- Beginning Wednesday, October 26, the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at the Developers Finance Building, 430 Main Street in Williamstown will operate from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m....
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 00:00
WESTFIELD, Mass. -- Even as the Wednesday, November 2, 2011 registration deadline approaches, some individuals in Berkshire and Franklin counties with losses and damage in the wake of Tropical Storm...
Monday, October 24, 2011 - 00:00
WESTFIELD, Mass. -- Disaster assistance programs may provide grants for damage and losses not covered by insurance. That is why insured individuals in Berkshire and Franklin counties affected by...
Saturday, October 22, 2011 - 00:00
WESTFIELD, Mass. -- On Tuesday, October 25, Williamstown Public Access Channel 17 WilliNet will provide area residents with an opportunity to get answers to their questions about disaster assistance...
Friday, October 21, 2011 - 00:00
WESTFIELD, Mass. -- Flooding is a significant threat throughout Massachusetts, as demonstrated by recent floods throughout western Massachusetts following Tropical Storm Irene in August and by the...
Thursday, October 20, 2011 - 00:00
WESTFIELD, Mass. -- As of October 20, 2011, five more Massachusetts counties (Barnstable, Bristol, Dukes, Norfolk and Plymouth) are eligible to receive Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)...
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 00:00
WESTFIELD, Mass. -- The window is quickly closing for residents of Berkshire and Franklin counties to register for disaster help. An online visit or a single phone call can qualify an individual head...
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 00:00
WESTFIELD, Mass. -- Before beginning new construction or repairs to property damaged by Tropical Storm Irene, Massachusetts residents are encouraged to consult with their local building officials to...
Monday, October 17, 2011 - 00:00
WESTFIELD, Mass -- As of 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 16, more than $3 million in federal assistance has been approved to help individuals with disaster expenses for damage and losses caused by Tropical...
Saturday, October 15, 2011 - 00:00
WESTFIELD, Mass. -- Following Tropical Storm Irene’s destructive path through western Massachusetts in late August, officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Massachusetts...
Friday, October 14, 2011 - 00:00
WESTFIELD, Mass. -- Destructive flooding regularly occurs throughout Massachusetts, yet only about two percent of the state’s residents and business owners have flood insurance. Some may not be...
Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 00:00
WESTFIELD, Mass. -- Individuals and business owners in Berkshire and Franklin counties have three weeks left to register for disaster help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the...
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 00:00
WESTFIELD, Mass. -- Residents who registered for disaster assistance and did not receive reimbursement from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for items purchased in direct response to...

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