Quincy, MA -- Residents and business owners in seven Eastern Massachusetts counties, who sustained damage from the March storms and flooding, have only one more week to apply for disaster assistance. June 9 is the last day applications will be accepted. That is also the deadline for submitting loan applications to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for disaster-related losses to real and personal property.
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Quincy, MA -- More than 27,000 residents and business owners in the seven eastern Massachusetts counties hit by flooding and storm damage in March and April were covered by the National Flood Insurance Program according to data released today.
Quincy, MA -- Hazard mitigation is working in Massachusetts. "Some projects completed since the state's previous flooding disasters clearly demonstrated their effectiveness this year," said Stephen J. McGrail, director of the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency.
Quincy, MA -- Residents and business owners in the seven Massachusetts counties who suffered losses as a result of severe weather and flooding have a little more than two weeks to apply for state and federal disaster aid. The deadline is June 9.
Quincy, MA -- Grants totaling more than $6.8 million have been issued throughout eastern Massachusetts for disaster housing assistance by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). "Checks have gone to eligible homeowners, and renters affected by the severe storms and flooding, March 5 through April 16 in Bristol, Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Plymouth, Suffolk, and Worcester counties," said Federal Coordinating Officer Louis H. Botta.
Quincy, MA -- If you're among thousands of Massachusetts residents putting lives and property back in order after the March floods, you may have questions about the help available to you under President Bush's disaster declaration. "If you live in Bristol, Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Plymouth, Suffolk or Worcester County and have uninsured damage or losses, the first step is to register for disaster assistance by calling 1-800-462-9029," said Stephen J. McGrail, director of the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency.
Quincy, MA -- There will be another flood, nature will see to that. But that doesn't mean it has to be a disaster. "Now is the time to think about protecting your home from future flooding," advises Stephen J. McGrail, director of the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency and the state coordinating officer for the disaster recovery under way.
Quincy, MA -- Federal and state officials will open two Disaster Recovery Centers in Boston to provide information to residents who suffered uninsured damage or loss because of the March floods. The Disaster Recovery Centers will be located on the seventh floor of Boston City Hall at City Hall Plaza and at the Orient Heights Community Center, 86 Boardman St., East Boston. Hours will be 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, May 14, through Friday, May 18.
Quincy, MA -- Bay Staters who have already applied for disaster assistance and need additional information have a toll-free number to call for help. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Helpline number is 1-800-525-0321. The number for speech- and hearing impaired applicants is 1-800-462-7585.
Quincy, MA -- The flooding happened more than a month ago, but Massachusetts residents may still face some serious cleanup problems, advise federal and state officials. "Be careful when cleaning mold," said Louis H. Botta, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) official who is the federal coordinating officer for the disaster recovery effort. Bristol, Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Plymouth, Suffolk and Worcester counties are under a federal disaster declaration after severe storms and flooding between March 5 and April 16.