Pennsylvania Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1538)
Incident period: July 27, 2004 to August 25, 2004
Major Disaster Declaration declared on August 6, 2004
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
August 23, 2004
ESSINGTON, Pa. -- More and more often it is difficult to assure citizens they are not vulnerable to floodwaters. As weather patterns change, so do areas prone to a deluge, say disaster-recovery officials. For that reason, everyone should carry flood insurance, not just the people living in areas designated high-risk for flooding.
August 23, 2004
ESSINGTON, Pa. -- Disaster-recovery officials remind Pennsylvanians that everyone can experience flooding even while not living or working in a designated flood-hazard area. Whether your risk for flooding is mild, moderate or extreme, consider purchasing flood insurance in addition to the homeowners or renters insurance you may already have. Homeowners insurance does not cover flooding.
August 17, 2004
ESSINGTON, Pa. -- Following severe storms and flooding that began on Aug. 1, some residents and business owners may wonder who is eligible to apply for federal disaster recovery assistance. The answer is simple, according to recovery officials - anyone living or working in a disaster-designated county who suffered damage or loss from the storms may apply.
August 16, 2004
ESSINGTON, Pa. -- Internal Revenue Service (IRS) representatives have joined other government agencies at the federal/commonwealth Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Upper Darby. All individuals and business owners living or working in disaster-declared counties who were affected by recent severe storms and flooding should stop by the center if they have disaster-related questions.
August 14, 2004
ESSINGTON, Pa. -- Individuals in Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties who are out of work as a direct result of the storms and flooding on Aug. 1 may be eligible for weekly benefit payments under the Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) program. The special unemployment program is funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry.
August 13, 2004
ESSINGTON, Pa. -- Those affected by the severe storms and flooding that struck Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties beginning Aug. 1 can call toll free to register for federal help, disaster officials announced. The number can be used to register for a wide range of commonwealth, federal and voluntary disaster assistance programs.