Pennsylvania Severe Storms and Flooding associated with Tropical Depression Frances (DR-1555)

Incident period: September 8, 2004 to September 9, 2004
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 19, 2004

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

December 22, 2004
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Helpline hours of operation will change Dec. 26. Until then, the toll-free 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) Helpline will continue to operate from 6 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week. After Dec. 26, the Helpline (1-800-621-FEMA (3362) will operate from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week.
December 22, 2004
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Disaster recovery grants and disaster loans totaling more than $111.4 million have been approved for Pennsylvania individuals and business owners who suffered losses as a result of flooding from Tropical Storms Ivan and Frances in September, according to figures from the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). As of Dec. 20:
December 10, 2004
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Disaster recovery grants and disaster loans totaling more than $101 million has been approved for Pennsylvania individuals and business owners who suffered losses as a result of flooding from September tropical storms Frances, Ivan and Jeanne, according to figures from the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). As of Dec. 9:
December 3, 2004
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Disaster recovery grants and disaster loans totaling more than $96.5 million has been approved for Pennsylvania individuals and business owners who suffered losses as a result of flooding from September tropical storms Frances, Ivan and Jeanne, according to figures from the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). As of Dec. 3:
November 23, 2004
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- All too often, when floods or other natural disasters hit homes and businesses, important records or precious memories are lost forever. “The most important possessions people lose in a flood usually are vital records and photographic memories,” said State Coordinating Officer David M. Sanko. “If a business' invoices and client information are swept away in a flood, this loss could contribute to a permanent shutdown.”
November 19, 2004
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- State and federal financial assistance to help individuals, families and businesses recover from the September tropical storms now exceeds $79 million. In the two months since the disaster declarations, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved $60.6 million in grants, and the Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved $18.8 million in low-interest loans to individuals and businesses of all sizes. FEMA has received applications for aid from 33,416 Pennsylvanians.

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