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October 5, 2011
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...
October 5, 2011
CONCORD, N.H. – For those in Carroll and Grafton counties who are unemployed as a direct result of Tropical Storm Irene, the deadline to register for weekly benefit payments under the Disaster...
October 5, 2011
WINDSOR, Conn. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will hold workshops aimed at helping Connecticut residents reduce property losses during future severe weather. Locations and times...
October 5, 2011
CONCORD, N.H. -- Fall foliage, a major draw for New Hampshire tourism, was not harmed by Tropical Storm Irene. That’s the message of Lori Harnois, director of New Hampshire’s Division of Travel and...
October 5, 2011
WINDSOR, Conn. -- Federal and state officials today announced the closing of the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport on Thursday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. While the...
October 5, 2011
CONCORD, N.H. -- Persistent rain in New England has renewed the threat of flooding as the area recovers from Tropical Storm Irene. It’s a reminder that now is the time to buy flood insurance. It...
October 4, 2011
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...
October 4, 2011
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- “What can I spend the money for?” is a question being asked by many Vermonters who have received recovery grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.  “The purpose of FEMA...
October 4, 2011
CONCORD, N.H. -- With flooding caused by Tropical Storm Irene still fresh in your mind, now is a good time to begin making your home less likely to be damaged if it is threatened by a future flood....
October 4, 2011
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Recovery officials want to remind Vermonters who lost work as a result of Tropical Storm Irene, including those who are self-employed, to apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance...
October 3, 2011
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Federal and state officials announce that all fixed-site disaster recovery centers will now be open Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. beginning Friday, October 7. In...
October 3, 2011
BOSTON – The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that Mr. Robert Nadeau of Maynard, Massachusetts, has been selected as FEMA’s candidate for...
October 3, 2011
CONCORD, N.H. -- In the nearly four weeks since New Hampshire's Carroll and Grafton counties were declared a major disaster area by the president because of Tropical Storm Irene, federal assistance...
October 3, 2011
WESTFIELD, Mass. -- Individuals who lost work or income as a direct result of Tropical Storm Irene only have until 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6, to register for Federal Disaster Unemployment...
October 3, 2011
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...
September 30, 2011
BURLINGTON, Vt.  – With one month gone since Vermont suffered a major disaster in Tropical Storm Irene and another month left to register for aid, FEMA has approved more than $16 million in...
September 30, 2011
BURLINGTON, Vt. – Federal and state officials announce the closing of six disaster recovery centers this next week, but assistance is still only a phone call away for Vermonters who were affected by...
September 30, 2011
WESTFIELD, Mass. -- Many Massachusetts residents received assistance from a number of volunteer agencies following the damages caused by Tropical Storm Irene during the period August 27 - 29. This is...
September 30, 2011
WINDSOR, Conn. -- Temperatures are expected to drop soon. Especially with damage following Tropical Storm Irene, now is the time for Connecticut residents to be sure their furnaces are operating and...
September 30, 2011
WESTFIELD, Mass. -- Inevitably, some people affected by Tropical Storm Irene will not meet the eligibility requirements of government disaster aid programs or will have serious unmet needs even after...

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