Pennsylvania Tropical Depression Dennis and Flash Flooding (DR-1298)

Incident period: September 6, 1999 to September 7, 1999
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 22, 1999

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

October 7, 1999
News Release
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 7, 1999
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Disaster recovery teams are in the field inspecting homes and businesses damaged in the flooding caused by Hurricane Floyd, according to state and federal emergency management officials. "Individuals who have applied for disaster assistance can expect to hear from several different inspectors within the coming weeks," said Jack Schuback, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) official coordinating the disaster-recovery effort.
October 4, 1999
News Release
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."
October 4, 1999
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open in Swatara Township to provide information and assistance to victims of heavy rain and flooding caused by Tropical Depression Dennis. Dauphin County residents became eligible for disaster assistance on Sept. 27 when the county was added to President Clinton's Sept. 22 declaration covering Lycoming, Northumberland, Snyder and Union counties. The DRC at the Swatara Township Municipal Building, 599 Eisenhower Blvd., will be open from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Oct. 8 and 9.
September 30, 1999
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open Tuesday in Lewisburg, Union County, to provide disaster information and assistance to victims of heavy rains and flooding caused by Tropical Depression Dennis in five central Pennsylvania counties. The DRC will be located at Brookpark Farms, 100 Reitz Boulevard in Lewisburg. Hours of operation will be 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, October 9.
September 29, 1999
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Dauphin County residents who suffered damages or losses as a result of heavy rains and flooding over the Labor Day weekend are eligible for federal assistance, federal and state officials announced today. The county has been added to President Clinton's major disaster declaration of Sept. 22 for Lycoming, Northumberland, Snyder and Union counties. "We are pleased that federal aid is now available to the storm-affected residents of Dauphin County," said Bob Churchman, acting director of the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency.

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