Massachusetts Tropical Storm Irene (DR-4028)
Incident period: August 27, 2011 to August 29, 2011
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 3, 2011
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
November 18, 2011
WESTFIELD, Mass. -- Free crisis counseling continues to be available for residents of Hampden and Worcester counties who may be stressed, anxious or depressed due to the June 1 tornadoes. Those who want to take advantage of this confidential service may call 1-855-915-8047, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
November 8, 2011
WESTFIELD, Mass. -- Many volunteer agencies will continue to help those affected by the June 1 tornadoes and Tropical Storm Irene from August 27 to 29 in Massachusetts long after state and federal government disaster agencies have departed.
November 2, 2011
WESTFIELD, Mass. -- For the past two months, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) have been reminding homeowners, renters and business owners in Berkshire and Franklin counties that the deadline to register for federal disaster assistance for Tropical Storm Irene damage and losses was quickly approaching. That day – Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - has arrived. The FEMA registration lines and internet access pages will cease accepting applications as of 11:59 p.m.
November 2, 2011
WESTFIELD, Mass. -- The Berkshire County Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Williamstown will close permanently at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, November 8, disaster officials announced today. Applicants requiring further assistance may still call the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) toll-free helpline as well as access information via the Internet and the use of mobile devices.
October 31, 2011
WESTFIELD, Mass. -- Severe weather forecasts are issued year-round for conditions in Massachusetts. Floods and tornadoes can occur in the spring and summer while the fall and winter seasons can produce crippling snow and ice storms.
October 28, 2011
WESTFIELD, Mass -- Flooding can happen anytime in Massachusetts, especially during hurricane season, from June 1 to December 1. Individuals and business owners in the western part of the Commonwealth can attest to this as they continue to clean up after Tropical Storm Irene that struck in late August. Hurricanes, tropical storms and winter coastal storms, known as “Nor'easters”, have caused hundreds of millions of dollars in property damage in the state, much of it from flooding.