#MASandy update.

#MASandy update.  

This past week has tested our emergency response systems and our residents patients and determination as we faced major power outages and various damage throughout our City. 
The City of Methuen is working with MEMA and FEMA to determine if any of our residents qualify for Federal disaster aid.  It has NOT been determined if the Essex County or more specifically Methuen has reached the financial threshold to receive Federal disaster relief.
With that said the City is gathering estimates of financial loss sustained by our residents.  This initial estimate will be submitted to MEMA to determine if as a State, County and City we qualify for aid.  This is ONLY for costs that were not covered under an insurance policy.
If a resident of Methuen has sustained a financial loss as a result of DAMAGE from Sandy the City would like to know about these losses.
Residents can submit these losses by delivering the necessary information to the Methuen Police Department by Tuesday 11/06/12 at 5:00 PM in an envelope marked “Sandy Attention Captain Katherine Lavigne” or they may email them to the police department at: Methuensandy@gmail.com. Please list Sandy in the subject line.
The information that is necessary at this time would be:
Preliminary damage estimate
Detailed description of the loss
Photos of the loss

Any resident with specific questions may email them to Methuensandy@gmail.com or may call Captain Lavigne at 978-983-8707.

The deadline of Tuesday 11/06/12 at 5:00 PM is a hard date and time.

In closing please remember that there is NO guarantee we will qualify for federal aid and there is NO guarantee that if the City qualifies that all claims will be accepted by the Federal government.

Thank you to all of our residents for the tremendous support you have shown to our emergency workers during the storm and the recovery Phase.

Chief Joseph E. Solomon