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

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. -- Ending the repetitive cycle of flooding-rebuilding-and-flooding is a priority of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Acquisition, or "buyouts," of frequently flooded properties is one way to accomplish this goal. "Unfortunately, funding for these programs is limited, and the demand for funds nearly always exceeds the supply," said Jack Schuback, the FEMA official coordinating the current disaster-recovery effort in Pennsylvania.
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.
October 15, 1999
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Berks County residents who suffered damages or losses as a result of flooding from Hurricane Floyd are eligible for disaster assistance, federal and state officials announced today. The county has been added to President Clinton's major disaster declaration of Sept. 18 for Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Montgomery, Philadelphia and York counties.

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