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Pennsylvania Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1289)

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Incident period: August 20, 1999 to August 21, 1999
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 01, 1999


October 26, 1999 - News Release

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- If you're among thousands of Pennsylvanians putting lives and property back in order because of flooding, you may have questions about the help available to you under three disaster declarations made by President Clinton last month.

October 25, 1999 - News Release

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Juniata or McKean County residents who suffered losses as a result of severe weather and flooding Aug. 20 and 21 have only one more week to apply for state and federal disaster aid. The deadline to apply is Nov. 1. "We've had more than 900 applicants from these counties requesting help," said Jack Schuback, federal coordinating officer for the Pennsylvania disaster-recovery effort. "However, there may be people who need help and have not applied. We would like to reach every eligible disaster victim."

October 20, 1999 - News Release

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- State and federal disaster officials are urging Pennsylvania property owners to do whatever is necessary to make their homes and businesses safe and habitable right now, and not to wait for buyouts from the government. "Buying up property through the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) can be a long process," says Jack Schuback, the federal disaster coordinator in Pennsylvania. "Funding for this program is limited, and unfortunately, not everyone who wants a buyout will get one."

Financial Assistance

If and when individual assistance money is approved for this disaster, it will be displayed here. Information is updated every 24 hours.

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards

*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $785,818.09 $84,066.71 $685,083.81
Last Updated: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 07:45 (Updated daily)

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