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October 28, 2012
WASHINGTON - At the direction of President Obama, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is coordinating the federal government's assistance and preparations to support states affected by...
October 28, 2012
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal emergency aid has been made available to the Commonwealth of...
October 28, 2012
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama's emergency disaster declaration issued for the Commonwealth of...
October 27, 2012
WASHINGTON - At the direction of President Obama, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is coordinating the federal government's support and preparations to support states potentially...
October 27, 2012
WASHINGTON—Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate today reached out to the governors of Connecticut, Delaware,...
October 26, 2012
WASHINGTON – At the direction of President Obama, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and our federal partners, through our regional offices in Atlanta, Philadelphia, New York City and...
March 20, 2012
BOSTON – Communities throughout Norfolk County, Mass., are receiving updated flood hazard maps as part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s nationwide program to modernize Flood Insurance...
November 16, 2011
BOSTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is working with the Center for Rebuilding Sustainable Communities after Disasters on an international conference:  “Innovation, Diversity, and...
October 3, 2011
BOSTON – The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that Mr. Robert Nadeau of Maynard, Massachusetts, has been selected as FEMA’s candidate for...
October 26, 2010
BOSTON -- Following the start of the 90-day appeal period for the Preliminary Flood Insurance Study (FIS) and Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) panels for Cumberland and York Counties in Maine, FEMA...
October 20, 2010
BOSTON, Mass. -- Towns throughout New Haven County are receiving updated flood hazard maps as part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) nationwide Map Modernization Program.  The towns...
October 1, 2010
BOSTON, Mass. -- FEMA Region I announced today a new initiative aimed at improving the Flood Mapping process in York and Cumberland Counties in Maine.  Working closely with the Maine Congressional...
April 22, 2010
BOSTON, Mass. -- Federal Emergency Management Agency Private Sector divisions in Massachusetts and Rhode Island worked together to broaden the reach of disaster recovery information to individuals...
April 5, 2010
BOSTON, Ma. -- Communities throughout Fairfield County are receiving updated flood hazard maps as part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's nationwide program to modernize Flood Insurance...
December 8, 2009
BOSTON, MA -- On the evening of December 11, 2008, one of the largest ice storms in decades struck the Northeast. Overnight, the storm wrought havoc on the region, leaving more than 1.4 million...
November 10, 2009
BOSTON, Mass. -- Representatives from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will meet with officials and residents of Provincetown, and surrounding...
November 6, 2009
BOSTON, Mass. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has presented draft flood risk maps to communities in the following Massachusetts counties:...
February 24, 2009
Boston - Most homeowners insurance does not cover flood damage. If you live in a community that participates in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), you are eligible for flood insurance –...
February 24, 2009
Boston - Throughout New England, residents are at risk from flooding during spring - the time of year when the warming sun and increased rainfall begin melting the winter snow pack, releasing its...
February 24, 2009
Boston - Many New England residents are unaware that most homeowners insurance policies do not cover flood damage; and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) encourages every homeowner,...