WVN ALERT: Help for flood victims
- Dear Wayland Voter,
Wayland residents hit hard by flooding are eligible for Individual Assistance Programs after the president approved a Major Federal Disaster Declaration for seven Massachusetts counties.
A news release from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency states: "The available Individual Assistance Programs administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Small Business Administration (SBA) include Individuals and Households Programs (IHP), Disaster Unemployment Assistance, Crisis Counseling, Legal Assistance, Tax Relief, and Small Business Administration Disaster Loans. This assistance will assist individuals and businesses in their recovery from the impacts of flooding.
"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 www.fema.gov. The toll-free Teleregistration numbers will operate Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 1:00am, on weekends - Saturday and Sunday from 7:00am to 10:00pm, until further notice."
Former Fire Chief Mike Murphy was in Wayland last week evaluating the situation for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is the state agency responsible for coordinating federal, state, local, voluntary and private resources during emergencies and disasters in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. For additional information about MEMA and Winter & Flooding Preparedness, go to
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