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 14, 1999
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Disaster Recovery Centers in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties will close Friday, Oct.15 at 6:30 p.m. Persons who suffered losses or damages as a result of Hurricane Floyd will still be able to apply for assistance by calling the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) toll-free registration number, 1-800-462-9029, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. seven days a week. The centers have been operating since Sept. 22 at the following locations:
October 12, 1999
HARRISBURG, Pa. --, October 12, 1999- 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 8, 1999
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties will be open on Monday, Oct. 11, which is Columbus Day, but are scheduled to permanently close on Friday, Oct. 15. The centers' hours are 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. The centers are closed on Sundays. DRCs are located in:
October 7, 1999
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
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
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The hours for the five Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) set up to assist victims of Hurricane Floyd in southeastern Pennsylvania are changing. The centers, operated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) in Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties, will be closed on Sundays beginning this weekend. Starting Monday, hours will be 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Bucks County