FEMA/Massachusetts Officials To Hold Snow Assistance Briefings

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February 23, 2005
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BOSTON, Mass.-- Briefings have been scheduled throughout Massachusetts to explain th e application process to obtain federal assistance available to supplement state and local governments' costs for clean-up of the record snowfall of January 22-23, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials announced today.

With President Bush's Feb. 18 declaration, government agencies in all Massachusetts counties became eligible for federal funding to reimburse 75 percent of approved costs for equipment, contracts, and personnel overtime related to emergency services in dealing with the snow over a 72-hour period.

"Procedures for requesting assistance, including eligibility requirements and the reimbursement process, will be explained at a series of briefings to be held beginning this week," said James N. Russo, federal coordinating officer for the event. "FEMA wants to be sure that applicants receive all the assistance available to them under the law."

The schedule by county is as follows.

Thursday, Feb. 24 10:00a.m.
Worcester Green Hill Park
50 Skyline Drive

Thursday Feb. 24 1:00p.m.
Westminster Fire Station
7 South St

Friday, Feb. 25 10:00a.m.
South Deerfield Fire Station
84 Greenfield Rd

Friday, Feb. 25 1:00p.m.
Hatfield Town Hall
59 Main St

Monday Feb. 28 10:00a.m.
Lowell Cross Point Towers
Industrial Ave

Friday Mar. 4 1:30p.m.
Framingham MEMA Hdqtrs. Operations Room
400 Worcester Rd

Monday Feb. 28 10:00a.m.
Norwood Four Points Sheraton
Route One

Monday Feb. 28 2:00p.m.
Plymouth Emergency Operations
44 Obery St

Tuesday Mar. 1 10:00a.m.
Bridgewater MEMA Region II Administration Rd
12 I Rear

Monday Feb. 28 1:00p.m.
Danvers Town Hall
One Sylvan St  

Tuesday Mar. 1 10:00a.m.
Pittsfield Berkshire Country Club
500 Benedict Rd

Tuesday Mar. 1 2:00p.m.
Westport Town Hall Annex
856 Main St

Wednesday Mar. 2 10:00a.m.
Hyannis Barnstable Police Station
1200 Phinney's Ln

Wednesday Mar. 2 2:00p.m.
Chatham Holy Redeemer Church (Route 28)
Highland Ave

Wednesday Mar. 2 10:00a.m.
Chelsea Shore Educational Collaborative
100 Revere Beach Parkway (Route 16)

Thursday Mar. 3 2:00p.m.
Chicopee Old High School
650 Front St

Friday Mar. 4 11:00a.m.
Oak Bluffs Fire Station
Wing Rd

FEMA prepares the nation for all hazards and manages federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. FEMA also initiates mitigation activities, trains first responders, works with state and local emergency managers, and manages the National Flood Insurance Program and the U.S. Fire Administration. FEMA became part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on March 1, 2003.

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