In a letter sent today, the
Senator Kennedy said, "The needs of those affected by the floods in
"Slow responses from FEMA are unacceptable, and we need to have the emergency declaration as soon as possible," said Rep. Frank. "I hope that FEMA will move expeditiously, so people can get the help they need."
Last week, I visited flood damaged communities throughout western and central
"In some instances, the flooding left people with no home or possessions. Dealing with the aftermath, people now risk wiping out their life savings or their children’s college funds. The damage in Western Mass may not be as widespread as in the Gulf Coast, but the impact is just as real for families in communities all over my district -- from Greenfield to Pittsfield -- who have been displaced or lost their homes,” said Congressman Olver.
"FEMA needs to respond to our request for a federal disaster declaration so we can begin to secure temporary housing and supplies for the victims of these floods," Meehan said. "Federal assistance will provide much needed relief for those families victimized by the flooding who do not have the necessary resources needed to get back on their feet.
"The flooding crisis in
It is our hope that FEMA will accelerate its response to schools, roads and bridges in
Congressman Delahunt said, "We seem to be able to airlift reconstruction supplies to
"I urge FEMA to act on the Commonwealth's request for a disaster declaration so that more resources will be available to the many communities needing assistance. Enough time has passed," stated Congressman Mike Capuano.
Congressman Stephen F. Lynch said, "In light of yesterday's Northeaster and the property damage that occurred, it is imperative that