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Massachusetts Tropical Storm Irene (DR-4028)

Incident period: August 27, 2011 to August 29, 2011
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 03, 2011


November 18, 2011 - News Release

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 want to take advantage of this confidential service may call 1-855-915-8047, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

November 8, 2011 - News Release

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 government disaster agencies have departed.

November 2, 2011 - News Release

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 business owners in Berkshire and Franklin counties that the deadline to register for federal disaster assistance for Tropical Storm Irene damage and losses was quickly approaching. That day – Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - has arrived.  The FEMA registration lines and internet access pages will cease accepting applications as of 11:59 p.m.

Geographic Information

Map of declared counties for [Massachusetts Tropical Storm Irene (DR-4028)]

Financial Assistance

Individual Assistance - Dollars Approved

Individuals & Household Program (IHP): Provides money and services to people in Presidentially declared disaster areas.

Housing Assistance (HA): Provides assistance for disaster-related housing needs.

Other Needs Assistance (ONA): Provides assistance for other disaster-related needs, such as furnishings, transportation, and medical.

Total Individual Assistance (IA) - Applications Approved: Total Individual & Households Program - Dollars Approved* Total Housing Assistance - Dollars Approved* Total Other Needs Assistance - Dollars Approved*
Total Amount 695 $5,559,369.20 $5,303,982.24 $255,386.96
Last Updated: Monday, May 2, 2016 - 05:00 (Updated daily)

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards

*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $29,821,485.50 $7,978,232.21 $21,627,467.29
Last Updated: Monday, May 2, 2016 - 06:38 (Updated daily)

Related Links

Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • Massachusetts, FEMA-4028-DR (PDF 21KB)