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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."
October 18, 1999
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Federal and state emergency agencies have approved more than $16 million in disaster aid for residents of the 15 Pennsylvania counties that have been declared federal disaster areas for severe storms and flooding since Sept. 1. On Sept.1, President Clinton declared McKean County a disaster area for severe storms and floods which took place on Aug. 20 and 21. Juniata County was added on Sept. 17.
October 12, 1999
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- In the aftermath of late-summer flooding, state and federal officials are reminding homeowners that flood insurance is available through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). "Flooding is the leading cause of property loss from natural disasters in this country," said Jack Schuback, federal coordinating officer for the ongoing disaster-recovery effort in Pennsylvania. "Without the proper insurance, floods can be not only emotionally devastating, but also financially devastating."
October 7, 1999
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Pennsylvanians applying for disaster assistance in 14 commonwealth counties declared major disaster areas have a toll-free number to call for help. If you're among the thousands who already have registered for disaster assistance, you can call the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Helpline - 1-800-525-0321 - between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. daily.
October 4, 1999
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- As cleanup continues in the aftermath of flooding, state and federal officials urge disaster victims to take protective measures to prevent the damage from happening again. "It's safer, cheaper, and ultimately much easier to limit future destruction than repair or replace your possessions after disaster strikes," said Jack Schuback, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) official coordinating the disaster-recovery effort in Pennsylvania. FEMA calls such actions "hazard mitigation."
September 30, 1999
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- More than $824,000 in disaster housing and family grants have been approved for individuals in McKean County affected by severe storms and flooding Aug. 20-21. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced the following figures on federal disaster assistance for McKean County as of Wednesday. FEMA has approved nearly $718,000 in disaster-housing grants in the county. FEMA provides these grants to homeowners for limited home repairs and rental assistance. Renters displaced by the floods may receive rental assistance for temporary housing.
September 30, 1999
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is changing the operation hours for its toll-free registration number beginning Monday. The new hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. The number is 1-800-462-9029. Hearing- or speech-impaired applicants with TTY equipment can call 1-800-462-7585. Anyone who has been affected by flooding in federally declared disaster counties can call the registration line to begin the process of determining eligibility for disaster assistance.
September 19, 1999
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Juniata County residents who suffered damage or losses caused by the severe storms and heavy rains Aug. 20-21, should apply for state and federal assistance by calling the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) toll-free at 1-800-462-9029, prior to visiting a Disaster Recovery Center. The hearing- or speech- impaired with TTY equipment can call 1-800-462-7585.

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