Pennsylvania Tropical Storm Allison (DR-1383)
Incident period: June 15, 2001 to June 23, 2001
Major Disaster Declaration declared on June 21, 2001
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
July 17, 2001
Warminster, PA -- Federal and state disaster recovery programs have disbursed more than $8.7 million to residents of Berks, Bucks and Montgomery counties to date. "Checks for disaster housing have gone out to nearly 1,500 eligible homeowners, and renters affected by flooding from Tropical Storm Allison," said Pete Martinasco, of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), federal coordinating officer for the disaster recovery. The breakdown is as follows:
July 11, 2001
Philadelphia, PA -- Homeowners, renters and businesses in Berks County who sustained losses in the recent mid-June floods may be eligible for a wide range of state and federal disaster aid programs resulting from a presidential disaster declaration announced July 6. Flooding from Tropical Storm Allison and heavy rain the following week prompted President Bush to include Berks County with Bucks and Montgomery counties, which were declared on June 21. The declaration made assistance available to individuals, families, businesses, farmers and agricultural producers in the county.
July 6, 2001
Philadelphia, PA -- Berks and Montgomery counties have been granted disaster assistance by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA.) Along with adjacent Bucks, the three counties suffered damage from flooding caused by Tropical Storm Allison.
July 5, 2001
Philadelphia, PA -- Within two weeks after President Bush declared Montgomery and Bucks counties disaster areas for the flooding caused by Tropical Storm Allison over 1,000 eligible applicants will receive Disaster Housing, Small Business Administration (SBA) loan, and Individual and Family Grant (IFG) program checks totaling over $3.5 million.
July 4, 2001
Consolidated Disaster Recovery Center Opening To Serve Bucks And Montgomery County Flood Applicants - Two Existing Centers To Close Saturday
Philadelphia, PA -- A new Consolidated Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open on Monday, July 9th to serve people who suffered damage from the floods caused by Tropical Storm Allison on June 15 - 17. Jack Schuback, the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) local human services officer said, "This facility will replace the two separate DRCs for Bucks and Montgomery counties that are closing at 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 7th."
July 4, 2001
Philadelphia, PA -- After the flooding that struck June 15 thru 17, many people who called for disaster assistance were sent a U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster loan application package. These forms are sent to all applicants (both individuals and business owners) who may qualify for a loan. This loan application must be completed and returned before most other grant assistance can be considered.