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2004-05-02 04:00 - News Release

BEVERLY, Mass.-- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts recently set up a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Peabody to bring one-on-one help to residents and businesses coping with disaster-related concerns arising from the record rainfall that swamped thousands of area basements. The center, located at the Peter A. Torigian Community Life Center, 79 Central Street is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.

2004-05-01 04:00 - News Release

BEVERLY, Mass. -- As cleanup continues in the aftermath of the heavy rains and flooding that struck Massachusetts during the month of April, state and federal officials urge disaster victims to take measures to prevent the damage from happening again.

2004-04-30 04:00 - News Release

BEVERLY, Mass. -- Massachusetts residents whose homes have been water damaged as a result of the heavy rains that occurred in April may also find themselves in the position of facing the growth of mold and mildew. Disaster recovery specialists caution that mold and mildew can begin to grow within 24 hours after a flood and occur throughout the house, including the attic, basement and crawl spaces. The health effects can be severe, especially for those with pre-existing conditions such as allergies and asthma.

2004-04-29 04:00 - News Release

BEVERLY, Mass. -- State and federal disaster recovery officials urge residents who suffered damage or losses from the recent record-setting rains that flooded thousands of basements in areas of Eastern and Central Massachusetts to apply for assistance as soon as possible.

2004-04-28 04:00 - News Release

BEVERLY, Mass. ? A Disaster Recovery Center will open in Peabody this Friday, April 30, to provide information on state and federal assistance to area residents who sustained uninsured disaster-related damages caused by this months' record-setting rains.

2004-04-27 04:00 - News Release

BEVERLY, MA ? A toll-free telephone registration line has been opened as a result of President Bush?s April 22 disaster declaration for residents and business owners in five Massachusetts counties who suffered damage or losses from the floods that began April 1 to apply for state and federal disaster assistance. The counties are Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Suffolk, and Worcester.

2004-04-22 04:00 - News Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that federal disaster aid has been made available for Massachusetts families and businesses victimized by floods that struck the state earlier this month.