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Pennsylvania Hurricane Floyd (DR-1294)

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


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."

Financial Assistance

If and when individual assistance money is approved for this disaster, it will be displayed here. Information is updated every 24 hours.

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards

*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $10,347,269.34 $4,079,425.04 $5,840,828.95
Last Updated: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 07:46 (Updated daily)

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