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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.
October 22, 1999
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- If flooding from Hurricane Floyd put you out of work, you may be eligible for disaster unemployment assistance. Self-employed and unemployed workers in Berks, Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Lancaster and York counties who are not covered by regular state unemployment insurance programs can apply for this federally funded assistance available under the major disaster declaration by President Clinton.
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 15, 1999
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. --, October 15, 1999 -- Checks totaling more than $7.3 million have been approved for more than 5,500 eligible residents who have applied for federal aid under a disaster declaration for flooding damage caused by Hurricane Floyd in seven southeastern Pennsylvania counties.Since President Clinton declared Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Montgomery, Philadelphia and York counties major disaster areas on Sept. 18, approximately 11,000 individuals and businesses have registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for various disaster-aid programs.

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