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President Declares Disaster for Commonwealth of Massachusetts

FEMAWashington DC (December 19, 2012) –┬áThe U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to Massachusetts to supplement the commonwealth and local recovery efforts in the area affected by Hurricane Sandy during the period of October 27 to November 8, 2012.

The President’s action makes federal funding available to the commonwealth and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by Hurricane Sandy in Barnstable, Bristol, Dukes, Nantucket, Plymouth, and Suffolk counties.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures for all counties in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

James N. Russo has been named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area. Russo said additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the commonwealth and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.

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1 Comment

  1. Don says:

    more tax money down the proverbial drain

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