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

September 25, 2004
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Renters, homeowners and business owners who sustained losses as a result of Tropical Depression Ivan or Tropical Depression Frances should call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) to register for disaster assistance. This call to the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will start the process with federal and state programs designed to assist in your recovery.
September 25, 2004
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- State and federal officials announce the opening of a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Susquehanna to assist those who suffered losses and damages from Tropical Depressions Frances and Ivan. The DRC will be at the following location: Susquehanna County Courthouse Annex Commissioner's Conference Room 31 Public Avenue, Montrose The center will open Monday, Sept. 27 at noon. Thereafter, open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
September 25, 2004
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Disaster recovery and health officials warn that victims of flooding after Tropical Depressions Frances and Ivan should clean flood-damaged homes thoroughly to avoid possible health problems from mold and mildew. Mold growth is common in flood-damaged homes. It is important to clean and dry completely any areas that have gotten wet. Mold often appears in the form of discoloration, from white to orange, green, brown and black. Mold also gives off a musty or earthy smell.
September 19, 2004
News Release
» Federal Disaster Aid Ordered For Pennsylvania Recovery From Effects Of Tropical Depression Frances Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Bush's major disaster declaration for Tropical Depression Frances. Assistance for Affected Individuals and Families Can Include as Required:
September 19, 2004
News Release
» Fact Sheet: Federal Aid Programs For Pennsylvania Disaster Recovery WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today designated the Pennsylvania counties of Beaver, Blair and Crawford eligible for federal disaster aid to help families and businesses recover from the effects of Tropical Depression Frances.

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