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Senator Scott Brown's Statement on Hurricane Assistance for Massachusetts Residents

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Published on Sep 13, 2011

Hi, I'm Senator Scott Brown.

Many families and communities across our state and the greater Northeast were impacted by Hurricane Irene as it passed through Massachusetts. The impact will be felt into the weeks, months, and even years to come.

To those who have lost a loved one or have otherwise been affected by the Hurricane, I want to say that our thoughts and prayers are with you.

After the headlines fade, it will be up to local communities to try and pick up the pieces from these unfortunate events. I want you to know that you are not alone in these efforts and there are important federal programs from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Small Business Administration, and other federal agencies available to help individuals, businesses, and communities in the recovery process.

You can visit my website, www.scottbrown.senate.gov for the location of Disaster Recovery Centers in Franklin and Berkshire counties and for other useful information on federal assistance programs available to eligible Massachusetts residents affected by the storm.

I urge everyone from affected areas to inquire about their eligibility for these important financial assistance programs and if you are having problems getting the assistance you need, I want to hear from you.

Contact information for our state offices can again be found on my website, www.scottbrown.senate.gov.

I also encourage those from unaffected areas of the state to come out and volunteer to help your neighbors with the recovery process. To those who have done so already, thank you.

And thank you to those dedicated federal, state, and local officials, first responders, and national guardsman who have worked long hours before, during, and after the storm.

Given the scope of the damage, it will be months before our work is done, but as they have in the past, I remain confident that affected cities and towns will emerge stronger than before.

Thank you.

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