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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

News

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.

Financial Assistance

Individual Assistance - Dollars Approved

Individuals & Household Program (IHP): Provides money and services to people in Presidentially declared disaster areas.

Housing Assistance (HA): Provides assistance for disaster-related housing needs.

Other Needs Assistance (ONA): Provides assistance for other disaster-related needs, such as furnishings, transportation, and medical.

Total Individual Assistance (IA) - Applications Approved: Total Individual & Households Program - Dollars Approved* Total Housing Assistance - Dollars Approved* Total Other Needs Assistance - Dollars Approved*
Total Amount 1,155 $2,965,355.19 $2,462,966.10 $502,389.09
Last Updated: Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 05:04 (Updated daily)

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards

*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $28,586,080.40 $1,355,369.03 $27,283,122.91
Last Updated: Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 05:56 (Updated daily)

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