Beverly-Based FEMA Team Taking On 2nd Hurricane In 2 WeeksSix members of FEMA's Urban Search & Rescue Task Force 1 out of Beverly are now in Florida and ready to help out with Hurricane Irma--after they just spent two weeks saving lives in Houston.
Beverly FEMA Team Returns From Hurricane Harvey MissionFor days, the 16 men had scoured 65 square miles of flooded landscape in Houston after Hurricane Harvey hit the area.
City Of Boston Creates 'Help For Houston' Donation Effort In Wake Of HarveyMayor Walsh created an effort called "Help For Houston" which asks Bostonians to drop off supplies at City Hall and other designated locations around the city.
Massachusetts FEMA Team Heads To HoustonThe 16 members, primarily volunteers, equipped with flat bottom boats and a few inflatable boats, left early Sunday evening.
Mass. Lawmakers Debate Waterfront Home Buyback Program On Plum IslandA waterfront home buyback program has already unanimously passed the state Senate as part of a climate change bill and is on its way to the House.
Feds Deny Massachusetts' Bid To Extend Snow Disaster AidGov. Baker says he's disappointed with FEMA's decision.
How To Financially Handle Catastrophes Natural disasters often happen quickly and are unpredictable. Would you be able to evacuate in under an hour?
Revere Officials Unsure What Financial Aid Will Be Available For Tornado RecoveryRevere officials and residents are still cleaning up from Monday’s tornado and starting to wonder what funds might be available to help pay for repairs.
House Approves Bill To Ease Flood Insurance HikesRates imposed by the 2012 law are particularly high in older coastal communities in states such as Florida, Massachusetts, New York and New Jersey and have put a damper on home sales.
Springfield Gets $25M In Tornado-Related Aid Springfield has received a settlement of $25 million in federal disaster aid for damages caused by a tornado that struck the city in 2011.
State Bill Seeks To Soften Flood Insurance RulesLegislation backed by Attorney General Martha Coakley and state House Speaker Robert DeLeo aims to soften the impact of new federal flood insurance rules on some homeowners.
South Shore Residents Consider Moving After Floodplain ChangesBecause of Hurricane Sandy, FEMA is redrawing the floodplain maps up and down the Eastern Seaboard.