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Disaster Assistance Update

From: Cynthia Oldfield of Brad Jones’ office Cynthia.Oldfield@state.ma.us Disaster Assistance Update I. Individual Assistance As of the close of business on April 28, 2010, 27,316 people have registered with FEMA for disaster assistance. The breakdown by county is: Bristol 5444 Essex 2598 Middlesex 7071 Norfolk 5149 Plymouth 4285 Suffolk 1396 Worcester 1333 77% of those applying for assistance under the Individuals and Households Program (cash grants) have been deemed eligible for assistance. FEMA has approved assistance under this program totaling

Monday April 5: TOWN MEETING 7:00 TONIGHT

Please come vote for Articles 7 and 8. Article 7 is the funding of a new Route 62 Bridge. This is the single most important factor in our flooding intensity and duration. Replacement of this bridge could permanently reduce flooding level crests by over a foot. Article 8 is funding for a new grant which will continue to work on reducing runoff and pollution in the watershed. Please stay and vote on both. The Board of Selectmen have recommended both

Don’t Pump Too Soon

DON’T PUMP OUT BASEMENTS TOO EARLY OR TOO FAST ANDOVER, Mass. – Emergency management officials warn residents to be very careful when returning to a home with a flooded basement. Electrical and sewage problems may exist; there are also precautions to take when pumping out a basement that was flooded in the recent storms. If the basement is flooded and the breaker box has been submerged under water, do NOT turn on the electric service. Where electrical equipment has been

WE NEED YOU NEXT WEEK: MON AND WED

Hi, Water should crest today, we are at about 78 this AM. Hopefully it won’t get too much higher before it starts dropping. Two important things next week, we need you for… Monday April 5th 7PM at North Reading High School – Town Meeting Please come vote for Articles 7 and 8. 7 is the funding of a new Route 62 Bridge. This is the single most important factor in our flooding intensity and duration. Replacement of this bridge could

Governor Patrick Declares State of Emergency

Stay tuned to the MEMA website www.mass.gov/mema for more information. Federal and state aid may be available. # Governor Patrick Declares State of Emergency and Mobilizes National Guard in Response to March 29th Storm Governor Deval Patrick declared a statewide State of Emergency and mobilized the National Guard in response to the impact of the March 29th rain event that is expected to produce heavy rains, cause beach erosion, major flooding, and widespread road closures. # Governor Patrick Announces Federal

Flood 2010: Act II?

Message from Cynthia Oldfield of Brad Jones’ office: As you know, the forecast for the next few days calls for 3-6 inches of rain throughout the Commonwealth, with localized higher amounts possible. With many rivers still in minor flood stages from the previous two rain storms, and the ground so thoroughly saturated, it is certain that street flooding and minor to moderate flooding of rivers and streams will occur. Today, the Governor reminded the public about precautions it should take,

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