Pennsylvania Tropical Storms Henri and Isabel, and Related Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1497)

Incident period: September 15, 2003 to September 23, 2003
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 26, 2003

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

November 17, 2003
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Residents and business owners in Chester County who sustained disaster-related damage between Sept. 15 and Sept. 23, 2003 have only one more week to apply for federal and state assistance. Nov. 25, 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.
October 24, 2003
News Release
Harrisburgh, 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 24, 2003
News Release
Harrisburg, PA - Disaster aid continues to flow to individuals and businesses in Chester County affected by Tropical Storms Henri and Isabel, and related severe storms and flooding. More than $598,000 has been approved to date, according to disaster recovery officials.
October 20, 2003
News Release
Harrisburg, PA -- Information on the status of disaster assistance for those who have already applied for federal and state aid is just a phone call away. Homeowners and renters with damage from the severe storms and flooding that occurred between Sept. 12-23 are reminded that they can call the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Helpline to update their application or get more information on available assistance.
October 16, 2003
News Release
Harrisburg, PA -- Operating hours have changed for the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) toll- free registration and helpline numbers. Effective today, the registration and helpline will be staffed from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday, disaster recovery officials said.
October 8, 2003
News Release
Harrisburg, PA -- Verification inspectors are now in Chester County visiting people who have applied for disaster assistance, according to state and federal disaster officials. Once residents are registered, an inspector will contact the homeowner or renter to schedule a mandatory inspection of the damaged property. Inspectors are specially trained contractors working for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). They carry special photo identification.

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