Major Disaster Declaration for Jan 26-28 2015 Winter Storm
On Monday, April 13th, 2015, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts received a Major Disaster Declaration (FEMA-4214-DR) making federal funding available under FEMA’s Public Assistance (PA) Program as a direct result of the January 26-28, 2015 Blizzard. PA assistance will be made available to local governments, state agencies, and various eligible private non-profit organizations within the ten (10) counties of Barnstable, Bristol, Dukes, Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Plymouth, Suffolk, Nantucket and Worcester for emergency work and permanent repair and replacement of facilities damaged as a direct result of the January 26-28, 2015 Blizzard. In addition, nine (9) of the counties listed above, with the exception of Nantucket, are eligible for Snow Assistance under FEMA guidelines for a 48-hour period.
Applicant briefings for this declared disaster will take place from May 4-8, 2015. See the Applicant Briefing Schedule - FEMA 4214 for dates, times, and locations of applicant briefings.
For more information, see: President Issues Major Disaster Declaration for Jan 26-28 2015 Winter Storm , the Disaster Declaration Request Press Release: Governor Baker Requests Federal Assistance for Historic Storms & Disaster Declaration Request Letter: Emergency Declaration Request Letter
On April 3, 2015, the joint comprehensive, multi-jurisdictional report, which reviews the public safety, public health and medical response to the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings, was made available to the public. The report, entitled the After Action Report for the Response to the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings, is the product of a year-long process that evaluated preparation activities related to the 2013 Boston Marathon, and response and recovery activities related to the April 15, 2013 bombings and associated incidents which followed that week. The report, which reflects an examination of documents and news reports, as well as interviews conducted with hundreds of officials from state and local law enforcement, fire services, emergency medical services, emergency management, public health, healthcare and race operations, details the best practices of and lessons learned by the numerous public safety, public health and medical organizations that played critical roles throughout the week.
Fore more information, see the After Action Report for the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings webpage.
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