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
October 29, 2004
Pennsylvania Disaster Assistance By County as of 10-28-04Designated CountyApplicantsDisaster Housing GrantsOther Needs AssistanceTotalAllegheny6,545$9,189,510$5,573,851$14,763,361Armstrong599$1,006,340$384,62
October 28, 2004
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- In the aftermath of the September storms and flooding that struck Pennsylvania, people who seek disaster assistance may find that they have also been issued a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loan application. "The loan application provides necessary information for determining the appropriate assistance, and applicants must mail it back. Those who do not qualify for a loan could be referred to other available disaster assistance programs," said State Coordinating Officer David M. Sanko.
October 27, 2004
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- State and federal officials announce the opening of a roving Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Greene County to assist individuals and business owners who suffered losses and damages from September tropical storms. The Disaster Recovery Center will be at the following location:
October 26, 2004
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- State and federal officials announce the opening of a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Allegheny County to assist individuals and business owners who suffered losses and damages from September tropical storms. The Disaster Recovery Center will be at the following location:
October 23, 2004
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Individuals in the process of repairing their flood-damaged homes and businesses can get additional help from Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) mitigation experts where they shop for materials. The focus is on steps people can take to prevent future damage from flooding. Projects can include elevating a hot-water heater or furnace, anchoring a fuel tank, doing landscape stabilization, and installing an interior or exterior foundation drainage system.
October 22, 2004
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- State and federal financial assistance to help individuals, families and businesses recover from losses suffered as a result of flooding from September tropical storms is nearly $45 million. Of that figure, more than $32.5 million was approved for Housing Assistance grants and $12.3 million was approved for Other Needs Assistance grants to help with disaster-related expenses not covered by insurance or met by charitable organizations.