Governor Deval Patrick announced that federal aid will become available to Massachusetts individuals and businesses hardest hit by the most recent flooding events.
The assistance was authorized by a Major Federal Disaster Declaration issued by President Barack Obama after a review of the FEMA's analysis of Governor Patrick's request for federal assistance for those most impacted by the flooding beginning on March 12, 2010 and continuing.
The President's action makes Individual Assistance (IA) Programs available to affected homeowners, renters and businesses in a 7 county area. The counties include Essex, Middlesex, Worcester, Suffolk, Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth counties. Given this week's storm and anticipated flooding, the Governor will expand his request to cover any damage resulting from the ongoing weather event.
Individuals and business owners, who sustained losses in the designated counties, can initiate the application for assistance process by calling the FEMA Teleregistration numbers: 1-800-621-FEMA(3362) or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) for the hearing and speech impaired, or registering on-line at the FEMA website. The toll-free Teleregistration numbers will operate Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM to 1:00 AM and Saturday and Sunday from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM, until further notice.