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 3, 2001
News Release
Philadelphia, PA -- In the aftermath of the Tropical Storm Allison flooding, commonwealth and federal officials are reminding homeowners throughout Pennsylvania that they may purchase flood insurance through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). "Flooding is the leading cause of property loss from natural disasters in this country," said Pete Martinasco, federal coordinating officer for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), "and Pennsylvania has suffered more than its share of devastating floods in recent years."
July 2, 2001
News Release
Philadelphia, PA -- Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) in Bucks and Montgomery counties have been a great resource for those who suffered damage in the Tropical Storm Allison flooding disaster that occurred June 15 thru 17, 2001. The DRCs, which have provided personal assistance and information to more than 500 applicants, will have different hours this week. The DRCs will be open from 10am to 7pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, but only 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday and Saturday. The DRCs will be closed on Sunday.
July 2, 2001
News Release
Philadelphia, PA -- In the confusion that often follows a disaster, half-truths and rumors about how to find help may mislead residents. According to state and federal disaster recovery officials, the best way to avoid that problem is to call FEMA yourself to see what kind of assistance is available to you.
July 2, 2001
News Release
Philadelphia, PA -- State and federal officials in charge of disaster assistance services to residents of Bucks and Montgomery Counties who were affected by Tropical Storm Allison are concerned that many of those people are not making use of the recovery centers and services that are currently available to them.
July 2, 2001
News Release
Philadelphia, PA -- As flood victims recover from the flooding, more than 1600 have registered for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) disaster assistance. Those who are ready to rebuild or repair are asking about how to prevent future flood losses. FEMA and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania have prepared a series of hazard mitigation suggestions on what can be done to prevent or reduce future flood losses.
July 2, 2001
News Release
Philadelphia, PA -- Federal, state, local and voluntary agencies are working in partnership to help Pennsylvania residents of Bucks and Montgomery counties following the flooding of June 15-17. The following is a summary of ongoing response and recovery efforts as of this date.

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