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

September 27, 1999
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Residents of four central Pennsylvania counties who suffered property damage or losses because of Hurricane Dennis can apply for federal assistance by calling the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The toll-free number is 1-800-462-9029. Lycoming, Northumberland, Snyder and Union counties became eligible for disaster assistance under a declaration made Wednesday by President Clinton.  The president named FEMA official Jack Schuback as federal coordinating officer for the disaster-recovery effort.
September 26, 1999
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Residents of four Pennsylvania counties who suffered damages or losses as a result of heavy rains and flooding over the Labor Day weekend are eligible for federal assistance under a major disaster declaration announced yesterday by President Clinton.
September 22, 1999
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that federal disaster aid was made available to help families and businesses in four central Pennsylvania counties recover from flash floods spawned by Tropical Depression Dennis earlier this month. FEMA Director James Lee Witt said President Clinton authorized the assistance under a major disaster declaration issued for the state this afternoon. The declaration covers damage to private property from the flooding that occurred September 6-7.

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