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

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Friday, October 7, 2011 - 00:00
WESTFIELD, Mass. – Some residents in Berkshire and Franklin counties who have applied for federal disaster assistance cannot be contacted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). They have...
Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 00:00
WESTFIELD, Mass. -- Residents in Berkshire and Franklin counties affected by the August 27 - 29 storms can request the assistance of a lawyer through a toll-free legal aid line. The service is...
Tuesday, October 4, 2011 - 00:00
WESTFIELD, Mass. -- Homeowners, renters and business owners in Berkshire and Franklin counties have one month left to register for federal disaster assistance to cover damage and losses from Tropical...
Monday, October 3, 2011 - 00:00
WESTFIELD, Mass. -- The Buckland Disaster Recovery Center (DRC), located at the Mohawk Trail Regional High School, 26 Ashfield Road in Shelburne Falls, Mass 01370 will close permanently at 6 p.m. on...
Monday, October 3, 2011 - 00:00
WESTFIELD, Mass. -- Individuals who lost work or income as a direct result of Tropical Storm Irene only have until 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6, to register for Federal Disaster Unemployment...
Friday, September 30, 2011 - 00:00
WESTFIELD, Mass. -- Many Massachusetts residents received assistance from a number of volunteer agencies following the damages caused by Tropical Storm Irene during the period August 27 - 29. This is...
Friday, September 30, 2011 - 00:00
WESTFIELD, Mass. -- Inevitably, some people affected by Tropical Storm Irene will not meet the eligibility requirements of government disaster aid programs or will have serious unmet needs even after...
Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 00:00
WESTFIELD, Mass. -- After an individual registers for federal disaster assistance for damage and losses caused by Tropical Storm Irene, The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) mails a copy of...
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 00:00
WESTFIELD, Mass. -- Applicants for federal disaster assistance who receive a letter informing them they are not eligible for reimbursement for damages caused by Tropical Storm Irene during the period...
Friday, September 23, 2011 - 00:00
WESTFIELD, Mass. -- Residents in flooded areas of Berkshire and Franklin counties should have their septic systems and wells checked for safety, federal and state disaster recovery officials advise....
Friday, September 23, 2011 - 00:00
WESTFIELD, Mass. -- Homeowners in Berkshire and Franklin counties may be eligible for disaster aid to help repair flood-damaged wells and septic systems, state and federal officials said. Federal...
Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 00:00
Westfield, Mass. -- Two Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) ? at Green River Elementary School, 62 Meridian Street in Greenfield and the Pittsfield Public Library, 1 Wendell Avenue in Pittsfield ? will...
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 - 00:00
WESTFIELD, Mass. -- Receiving Social Security benefits and other forms of government aid should not prevent residents in Berkshire and Franklin counties from applying for or receiving disaster...
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 - 00:00
Westfield, Mass. -- The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at the Housatonic Community Center, 1064 Main Street in Great Barrington, will close permanently at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, September 27, disaster...
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 - 00:00
WESTFIELD, Mass. -- U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) low-interest disaster loans are not limited to just business owners. They are also a main source of aid for individuals and families with...
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 - 00:00
WESTFIELD, Mass. -- When individuals apply for federal and state disaster assistance, there may be an expectation that disaster recovery programs will provide all the funds needed to recover from the...
Friday, September 16, 2011 - 00:00
WESTFIELD, Mass. -- Fears that there will not be enough money to assist everyone in Berkshire and Franklin counties affected by Tropical Storm Irene during the August 27-29 period are misleading,...
Friday, September 16, 2011 - 00:00
WESTFIELD, Mass. -- Federal Disaster Unemployment Assistance is available to anyone who lives or works in Berkshire and Franklin counties and who lost work as a direct result of Tropical Storm Irene...
Friday, September 16, 2011 - 00:00
WESTFIELD, Mass. -- Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) are now open in five locations in Berkshire and Franklin counties to help those whose homes or businesses were affected by Tropical Storm Irene....
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - 00:00
WESTFIELD, Mass. -- More than $1.3 million in federal assistance has been approved to help individuals with disaster expenses just two weeks after President Obama declared a federal disaster for...

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