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Massachusetts Declared Disaster Area

Posted by feww on November 2, 2011

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The Disaster President Declares Massachusetts a Disaster Area

The “first stage” federal disaster declaration for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is in response to the emergency conditions resulting from a severe storm that buffeted New England October 29-30, 2011.

Disaster Calendar 2011 – November 2

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  • Massachusetts, USA. The White House has declared an emergency exists in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts following the emergency conditions resulting from a severe pre-Halloween snowstorm that barreled  through New England October 29-30, 2011.
    • The worst hit counties in Massachusetts are Berkshire, Essex, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, Middlesex, Norfolk, and Worcester.
    • “The President’s action authorizes the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), to coordinate all disaster relief efforts which have the purpose of alleviating the hardship and suffering caused by the emergency on the local population, and to provide appropriate assistance for required emergency measures, authorized under Title V of the Stafford Act, to save lives and to protect property and public health and safety, and to lessen or avert the threat of a catastrophe …” according to the Emergency Declaration released by the White House.
    • The Disaster President has already declared the state of Connecticut a disaster area [the “first stage” federal emergency declaration.]
    • The storm claimed at least 21 lives (20 in five states and one in Canada) , and blanketed communities and towns across New England, reports said.
    • The western Massachusetts town of Peru received 32 inches of snow, a record for October,  NWS said.
    • About 350,000 homes and businesses in the commonwealth were still without power, as of posting.
    • Some 2 million customers in the storm-hit areas are still without power.

Other Disasters

Drought, excessive heat and high winds

  • Kansas, USA. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 25 counties in Kansas as  Natural Disaster Areas because of losses caused by drought, excessive heat and high winds that began April 1, 2011, and continue.

The above 9 counties in Kansas were declared as Primary Natural Disaster Areas. Source: USDA

The above 16 counties in Kansas were declared as Contiguous Natural Disaster Areas. Source: USDA

  • Missouri, USA. The following  3 counties in the state of Missouri were also declared natural disaster areas because they are contiguous: Bates, Cass and Jackson.

Excessive rain, high winds and lightening

  • Kansas, USA. USDA has designated nine other counties in Kansas as natural disaster areas because of losses caused by excessive rain, high winds and lightening that occurred Aug. 8-10, 2011.
    • The 2 counties declared as natural disaster areas are Cheyenne and Rice.
    • The 7 counties declared as contiguous disaster areas are Barton, McPherson, Reno, Stafford,
      Ellsworth, Rawlins and Sherman, USDA reported.
  • Colorado and Nebraska. The following bordering counties in Colorado and Nebraska are included in the above disaster designation because they are contiguous:
    • Colorado: Kit, Carson and Yuma counties.
    • Nebraska: Dundy County.
  • Northeastern United States. A deadly disease known as white-nose syndrome has decimated the population of hibernating bats in NE United States.  The counts have declined by about 80 percent.
    • Insect-eating bats provide valuable ecological services worth billions of dollars to the agricultural industry.
    • U.S. bat populations have been declining at an alarming rate since the 2006 discovery of white-nose syndrome in New York State. The disease has been found in 16 states and 4 Canadian provinces. The Northeast, where declines have exceeded 80 percent, is the most severely affected region in the United States.”

Little brown bats in a hibernation cave in New York show fungal growth on their muzzles. Bats have been dissappearing at alarming rates due to white-nose syndrome, which scientists now know is caused by a specific fungus. (Photo Credit: Nancy Heaslip, New York Department of Environmental Conservation)

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