State nonprofits, state agencies and others join together to bring the awareness of flooding to Massachusetts stakeholders
The Governor, along with members of the Massachusetts Legislature, are proclaiming September Flood Awareness Month in Massachusetts. This is being done to align with National Preparedness Month, which is also September.
Massachusetts has the highest number of repetitive loss properties in New England, and is repeatedly threatened with winter Nor’easters and Hurricanes. Our communities regularly battle flooding both coastally and inland from the various sources of water our state has. Residents, business owners, and property owners across the Commonwealth continue to face the loss of lives, business and property in instances of inland and coastal flooding, and seek assistance in preparing for and minimizing catastrophic loss.
The month will kick off with a press conference and announcement of events with elected and state officials and others at the Fort Point Channel, in Boston, adjacent to the Binford Street Park, which is the site of flooding in past years. The press conference will begin at 1pm on Wednesday, September 16th. The press is invited to attend.
After the kick off, thanks to collaborations with the Office of Representative Patrick Kearney (Scituate, D), State nonprofits, state agencies, and others, there will be educational events and webinars for the entire month of September. Additionally, National Preparedness Month events are being coordinated to include flood awareness information. A list of events, and a home page for Flood Awareness Month in Massachusetts, can be found www.floodawareness.org.
For more information, or for any questions, please email Joe Rossi at firstname.lastname@example.org