News, Media & Events: Massachusetts

Preparedness Tips

  • Floods: A few inches of water in a 1,000-square foot home could cost more than $10,000 in repairs and replacement of personal possessions. Homeowner’s insurance doesn’t cover most floods. Learn more.
  • Hurricanes:  Hurricanes are not just a coastal problem. Make sure everyone in your household knows your hurricane plans, evacuation routes, and has several ways to receive alerts. There are also things you can do to strengthen your home ahead of time. Learn more.
  • Extreme heat: Learn to recognize the signs of heat illness, especially for older adults, children and sick or overweight individuals who are at greater risk. You can also take steps to weatherize your home ahead of time to keep the heat out. When dealing with excessive heat be sure to drink lots of water, avoid strenuous activity in the middle of the day and never leave children or pets in the car. Learn more.
  • Thunderstorms and lightning: Strengthen your home by cutting down or trimming trees that may be in danger of falling on your home. Sign up for your community’s warning system and when the thunder roars, go indoors and avoid using electronic devices and running water. Learn more.
  • Tornadoes: Sign up for your community’s warning system. If under a tornado warning, immediately go to a safe shelter such as a small, interior, windowless room or basement on the lowest level of a sturdy building. Learn more.

Press Releases and Fact Sheets

Les résidents du Massachusetts qui ont demandé l'aide de la FEMA en raison des tempêtes et des inondations survenues du 11 au 13 septembre 2023 recevront une lettre de décision en ligne ou par courrier (ou les deux, selon votre demande).
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Pour les propriétaires éligibles, la FEMA peut aider à effectuer des réparations et des améliorations supplémentaires si vous ou un membre de votre foyer êtes porteur d'un handicap.
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Les habitants du Massachusetts des comtés de Bristol et de Worcester qui ont subi des dommages à la suite des tempêtes et des inondations du 11 au 13 septembre 2023 peuvent demander à bénéficier du programme d’aide individuelle de la FEMA.
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