Mass 2-1-1 News

GOVERNOR ANNOUNCES SBA ASSISTANCE FOR REVERE, SUFFOLK COUNTY
SBA Offers Assistance to Persons Impacted by July 28th Tornado

FRAMINGHAM, MA – In response to Governor Deval Patrick’s request, federal disaster aid in the form of
Small Business Administration (SBA) loans will be made available to individuals, families and businesses
impacted by of a strong EF-2 rated tornado which touched down in the cities of Chelsea and Revere in
Suffolk County Massachusetts on Monday July 28, 2014. CLICK HERE to read more

SWIMMERS URGED TO TAKE PRECAUTIONS DUE TO POSSIBLE RIPTIDES

FRAMINGHAM, MA – With Tropical Storm Bertha expected to pass within 300 miles of Massachusetts, officials
are cautioning swimmers to stay aware of surf conditions over the next few days. Even at that distance,
large swells are expected to produce dangerous rip tide conditions along south-facing and east-facing
beaches, particularly on Outer Cape Cod, the South Coast, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. Swimmers must
take precautions given the potential high seas and strong currents expected to be associated with this event.
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MEMA LAUNCHES “KNOW YOUR ZONE” HURRICANE AWARENESS CAMPAIGN
Learn If You Live or Work in a Hurricane Evacuation Zone

FRAMINGHAM, MA – As part of the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season, the Massachusetts Emergency Management
Agency (MEMA), has launched a new "Know Your Zone" hurricane awareness campaign to encourage
residents and visitors to find out whether they live or work in a hurricane evacuation zone.
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