Pennsylvania Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding (DR-1485)

Incident period: July 21, 2003 to September 12, 2003
Major Disaster Declaration declared on August 23, 2003

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

November 12, 2003
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Federal and state assistance to northern and western Pennsylvania counties affected by severe storms and flooding this summer has topped $8 million, according to disaster recovery officials. The total for all disaster programs is $8,292,968, officials said. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) had received 1,318 applications from disaster victims in 11 designated counties.
November 10, 2003
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Residents and business owners in Blair, Crawford, Lackawanna, Lawrence, McKean, Mercer, Potter, Tioga, Venango, Warren and Wayne counties who sustained disaster-related damage between July 21 and Sept. 12 have only one more week to apply for federal and state assistance. Nov. 18, 2003 is the last day applications will be taken through the toll-free registration number. That also is the deadline for submitting loan applications to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for disaster-related losses to real and personal property.
November 4, 2003
News Release
Harrisburg, PA --- Disaster victims who have not yet registered for federal/state disaster assistance have only two more weeks to register. Nov. 18, 2003 is the last day for homeowners, renters and businesses in Blair, Crawford, Lackawanna, Lawrence, McKean, Mercer, Potter, Tioga, Venango, Warren and Wayne counties to apply for aid, according to federal and state officials.
November 3, 2003
News Release
Harrisburg, PA -- More than just loans are available to homeowners and renters in 11 Pennsylvania counties recently designated eligible for Individual Assistance, according to state and local disaster recovery officials. Individuals and families that sustained losses in the severe storms and flooding between July 21 and Sept. 12 also may qualify for grants for repairing or replacing losses, even if the work has already been completed.
October 24, 2003
News Release
Harrisburg, PA -- Flooding hit sections of Pennsylvania more than a month ago, but residents may still face serious mold problems, state and federal officials said. "You should be concerned about mold, particularly if the amount is extensive," said David M. Sanko, director of the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency. "If mold does develop, fixing the problem quickly is important and could save homeowners thousands in mold removal costs and potential health problems in the future," Director Sanko advises.
October 23, 2003
News Release
Harrisburg, PA -- Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced that ten additional counties have been designated eligible for disaster aid to homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage from severe storms and flooding that hit Pennsylvania from July 21 to Sept. 12.

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