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Western Massachusetts Tornado Relief: Home

A list of agencies and organizations offering help to the victims of the June 1st, 2011 tornadoes in Westfield, West Springfield, Springfield, Wilbraham, Monson, and Sturbridge, Massachusetts.


Since the June 1st tornadoes, many organizations and individuals have come together to offer support for victims and the surrounding community. The purpose of this guide is to gather information on many of these efforts. If you know of an organization, government agency or event that is absent from these pages, please email Thank you.

Storm Assistance Centers

State Designated Storm Assistance Centers:

The Centers will be open from 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., including Saturday and Sunday, until further notice. 


Springfield: Department of Transitional Assistance Office
95 Liberty Street, Springfield 01103

(413) 858-1000

Palmer: Department of Developmental Service Central/West Regional Office
171 State Avenue, Monson/Palmer Line, 01069

(413) 283-3411, (413) 284-1500

Southbridge: Department of Transitional Assistance Office
1 North Street, Southbridge 01550

(508) 765-2400


For additional information, click here.


Thank you for visiting the Springfield Technical Community College Library's Tornado Relief Pages. Here you will find links and contact information for local charities, government agencies, television, radio, and print media resources.


FEMA: Unanswered Questions may Stop People from Registering (10/26)

Please click here for the latest FEMA information.

Storm Safety

Federal Emergnecy Management Agency (FEMA) INFORMATION

What to do in a thunderstorm

What to do in a tornado




FEMA Phone numbers and Disaster Relief Center Locations

Tornado victims can start getting information and can register for federal aid now, according to the Springfield Republican.

Those seeking assistance are strongly urged to first register with FEMA for assistance. Registration may be completed online at, or in Spanish at, by smartphone through

 The phone number to register is (800) 621-FEMA, or (800) 621-3362. The TTY line number for the hearing impaired is (800) 462-7585.

Hours for Disaster Recovery Relief Centers:

Effective Monday, June 27, all DRCs will be open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., EDT, Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., EDT and closed on Sundays.


 Disaster Recovery Centers that Opened on ON 6/18:

Springfield, MassachusettsTechnology Park
One Federal Street, Building #104
Springfield, Massachusetts 01105

West Springfield, Massachusetts
J. Edward Christian Municipal Office Building
26 Central Street, 3rd Floor
West Springfield, Massachusetts 01089

DRCs That Opened on Monday, June 20, 2011 –

Agawam:MEMA Emergency Operations Center
1002 Suffield Street
Agawam, Massachusetts 01001

Hitchcock Academy
2 Brookfield Road
Brimfield, Massachusetts 01010

DRCs Opening on Tuesday, June 21, 2011 –

Monson:Granite Valley Middle School
21 Thompson Street
Monson, Massachusetts 01057

Jacob Edwards Library
236 Main Street
Southbridge, Massachusetts 01550