Pennsylvania Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1289)

Incident period: August 20, 1999 to August 21, 1999
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 1, 1999

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

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. -- 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 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 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.
September 18, 1999
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Juniata County has been made eligible for federal assistance as a result of damage caused by heavy rains and flooding late last month, federal and state officials have announced. Juniata County has been approved for Individual Assistance and Hazard Mitigation programs based on damage that occurred during heavy rains and storms Aug. 20 and 21.
September 18, 1999
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21 in Juniata County to provide disaster information and assistance to victims of heavy rains and flooding that struck the area late last month. The DRC will be located at the Richfield Fire Company, Route 35 South, Richfield. The hours of operation will be 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 21 and Wednesday, Sept. 22.

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