Massachusetts Tropical Storm Irene (DR-4028)

Incident period: August 27, 2011 to August 29, 2011
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 3, 2011

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

October 13, 2011
News Release
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 U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The deadline for residents to apply for disaster assistance for damages or losses caused by Tropical Storm Irene’s flooding from August 27 through 29 is 10 p.m. on Wednesday, November 2, 2011.
October 11, 2011
News Release
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 Tropical Storm Irene damages from August 27- 29 may appeal the decision by providing the appropriate receipts.
October 7, 2011
News Release
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 moved and left no forwarding address or new contact phone number. Without an updated change of address, mail cannot be forwarded and may cause important information or checks to be returned.
October 5, 2011
News Release
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 provided through a partnership comprised of the American Bar Association, the Berkshire County Bar Association, the Franklin County Bar Association, the Hampden County Bar Association and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
October 4, 2011
News Release
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 Storm Irene. The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) said today that the deadline for residents to apply for disaster assistance is Wednesday, November 2, 2011.
October 3, 2011
News Release
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 Tuesday, October 11, disaster officials announced today. It will also be closed over the Columbus Day weekend, - Saturday through Monday - from 6 p.m. on Friday and reopen for its final day of operation on Tuesday, Oct. 11.

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