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

September 16, 2011
News Release
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.
September 16, 2011
News Release
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. The centers are open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, until further notice.
September 16, 2011
News Release
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, according to officials with the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
September 14, 2011
News Release
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 Tropical Storm Irene that struck Massachusetts August 27-29. To date, 708 people from Berkshire and Franklin counties have registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and FEMA-contracted inspectors have completed 435 inspections.
September 13, 2011
News Release
WESTFIELD, Mass. -- When disaster strikes, the first reaction is to address personal and family safety issues, followed by a concern for material losses. There is a federal disaster program -- Individual Assistance (IA) -- that responds to the urgent needs of individuals and business owners. There is another equally important element of disaster recovery that is not so widely known -- Public Assistance (PA).
September 12, 2011
News Release
WESTFIELD, Mass. -- A disaster recovery center (DRC) is opening in Great Barrington on Tuesday, September 13, to help those whose homes or businesses were affected by Tropical Storm Irene. The center will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, until further notice: Great BarringtonHousatonic Community Center1064 Main StreetGreat Barrington, MA 01236

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

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