Current Events

TORNADO WATCH ISSUED - June 23, 2015

National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for all of Massachusetts until 11:00 p.m. this evening.
A Tornado Watch means that conditions are favorable for the development of tornados.

The State Emergency Operations Center remains activated to a Level 2 (Partial Activation) with representatives from
MEMA, Mass DOT, DCR, DPH, DPU and MA State Police present. MEMA will continue to monitor the forecast and will disseminate Situational Awareness Statements as necessary.


DEADLINE APPROACHING TO FILE REQUESTS FOR BLIZZARD OF 2015
FEDERAL DISASTER ASSISTANCE

Requests for Public Assistance Must Be Submitted by June 10th

BOURNE, MA – The application deadline for Massachusetts state and local agencies, tribes and certain private
nonprofit agencies that may be eligible for federal disaster assistance for damages associated with the January
26-28, 2015 Blizzard has been extended to June 10, 2015. To be eligible for assistance, applicants must submit
Request for Public Assistance (RPA) forms to the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) by
the deadline date. read more


Governor Baker Appeals for Broader Scope of FEMA Disaster Declaration

BOSTON – Governor Charlie Baker today filed a formal appeal with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to widen the scope of the Major Disaster Declaration issued by President Obama on April 13th from 48 hours to 72 hours of snow assistance for eligible state agencies, municipalities, and private non-profit organizations. read more

 

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