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

November 16, 2004
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The state and federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Carnegie, Allegheny County, will close on Saturday, Nov. 20. “The center will be closing in a few days but that doesn’t put an end to getting assistance,” said David M. Sanko, state coordinating officer. “Calling FEMA’s toll-free teleregistration number will still allow those who qualify to receive aid.”
November 15, 2004
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Facing natural disasters like the tropical storms that hit Pennsylvania in September doesn’t have to be a losing battle for homeowners. It is possible to fight back and reduce or even prevent major damages in a future disaster. “We want to make sure that people living in flood-prone areas know how they can make their properties better able to withstand the ravages of another disaster,” said David M. Sanko, state coordinating officer.
November 12, 2004
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- More than $71.8 million in disaster recovery grants and disaster loans 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).
November 10, 2004
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Pennsylvanians who suffered damage or loss because of September’s flooding have one week left to apply for federal disaster assistance. Thursday, Nov. 18 is the last day to call the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) toll-free teleregistration number 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-621-7585 for the speech or hearing impaired. The lines are open from 6 a.m. to midnight daily. Applicants can also register online at www.fema.gov.
November 8, 2004
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- While many state and federal offices will be closed on Thursday, November 11, for Veteran's Day, state and federal officials want to assure residents that the joint federal/state Disaster Recovery Center in Carnegie will be open. The center has been set up to assist residents affected by the tropical storms of September. It is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday, until further notice, and is located in Allegheny County at:
November 8, 2004
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- As the Nov. 18 registration deadline for individual disaster assistance approaches, state and federal officials remind insured homeowners and renters who have not yet received help that they may still be eligible for assistance with September tropical storm damages.

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