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 9, 2011
News Release
Westfield, Mass. -- Inspectors from the Federal Emergency Management Agency are contacting disaster applicants in Berkshire and Franklin counties whose primary home or rental residence had losses caused by Tropical Storm Irene during the August 27-29 period. Legitimate FEMA inspectors won't ask for personal information, such as a Social Security number, or request payment for the services they provide.
September 9, 2011
News Release
Westfield, Mass -- Massachusetts residents and business owners recovering from the August 27-29 effects of Tropical Storm Irene need to be alert for and report potential fraud during recovery and rebuilding efforts. Those who suspect anyone -- an inspector, disaster survivor or someone posing as one of these -- of fraudulent activities should call FEMA's toll-free Disaster Fraud Hotline at 866-720-5721. Here are consumer safety tips from federal and state agencies:
September 9, 2011
News Release
Westfield, Mass. -- In light of recent floodwaters caused by Tropical Storm Irene on August 27 - 29, many Massachusetts residents may find their homes affected by storm-water damage. For those undertaking the cleanup of their homes and businesses, the following precautions should be taken to minimize the likelihood of mold contamination:
September 7, 2011
News Release
WESTFIELD, Mass. -- Disaster Recovery Centers are now open in Williamstown and Pittsfield in Berkshire County to serve those whose homes or businesses were affected by Tropical Storm Irene.
September 4, 2011
News Release
The administration, coordinated through FEMA, is committed to bringing all of the resources of the federal family to bear to support the states and territories that have been affected by Hurricane Irene. FEMA, through our regional offices in Boston, MA, Philadelphia, PA, New York City, NY, Atlanta, GA, and our Caribbean Area Office in Puerto Rico, have been in close contact and coordination with the states and territories that have been affected.
September 4, 2011
News Release
WASHINGTON–The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) urges residents in coastal and inland areas around the Gulf of Mexico to continue to closely monitoring Tropical Storm Lee and be prepared for severe weather including severe rain, flooding and tornadoes.  Visit www.Ready.gov or www.Listo.gov to learn how to prepare for these and other hazards. 

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