WINDSOR, Conn. -- Massachusetts was hit hard by April's Nor'easter, leaving cities and towns in the Bay State with millions of dollars in damage. Roads and bridges, public buildings, parks and other public facilities sustained damage. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance program is providing a helping hand to local and state agencies and certain private nonprofit organizations with losses from the severe storms and flooding.
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WINDSOR, Conn. -- The powerful storms that hit the Northeast last month caused some of the worst flooding to occur in Massachusetts in several years, affecting Barnstable, Berkshire, Dukes, Essex, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire and Plymouth counties. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announces that one of the areas it will assist in its recovery efforts are private non-profit facilities.
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Bush's major disaster declaration for Massachusetts. Assistance for the Commonwealth and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced that federal disaster aid has been made available for Massachusetts to supplement commonwealth and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms and inland and coastal flooding during the period of April 15-25, 2007.