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President declares disaster for Massachusetts

Some called the big end of January storm the Blizzard of 2015, some called it Juno. The government will here on out refer to it as DR-2414. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced Monday that the President declared a disaster for Massachusetts. Of the fourteen counties in the commonwealth, ten counties and the eligble towns therein, may be eligible for federal disaster aid. The state, tribal governments and some private nonprofits will also have access to funds.

The declaration was made due to the damage and flooding caused by the winter storm of January 26-28, 2015.