Pennsylvania Hurricane Floyd (DR-1294)

Incident period: September 16, 1999 to September 29, 1999
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 18, 1999

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

November 19, 1999
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Federal, state, local and voluntary agencies continue to work in partnership to help Pennsylvania residents recover from the damage caused by Hurricane Floyd in September. Since President Clinton's Sept. 18 disaster declaration, $26.6 million in aid has been provided to assist victims of the hurricane. Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Montgomery, Philadelphia and York counties were declared on Sept.18, for Hurricane Floyd damage. Berks County was added on Oct. 13.
November 9, 1999
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Individuals and businesses that suffered losses or damages because of Hurricane Floyd may be eligible for tax refunds now if they file amended tax returns for 1998. "It's part of an assistance program offered by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to help with disaster recovery," said Jack Schuback, of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) who is the federal coordinating officer for Pennsylvania.
November 9, 1999
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Residents of eight southeastern Pennsylvania counties who suffered losses as a result of severe weather and flooding caused by Hurricane Floyd in September have only one more week to apply for state and federal disaster aid. The deadline to apply is Nov. 17. "We've had more than 15,000 applicants requesting assistance," 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'd like to reach every person who may have a disaster-related need."
November 2, 1999
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- When disaster strikes, the first response is to help individuals in distress. Emergency aid workers make sure people have shelter and food to sustain them. Urgent public needs, such as debris removal from roads to clear the way for emergency vehicles or extra police protection to direct traffic when signal lights are out, are addressed just as quickly.
November 2, 1999
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Residents of eight southeastern Pennsylvania counties who suffered losses as a result of severe weather and flooding caused by Hurricane Floyd in September have until Nov. 17 to apply for state and federal disaster aid. "We've had more than 14,000 applicants requesting assistance," 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'd like to reach every eligible disaster victim."
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.

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