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 18, 2004
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- State and federal officials announce the opening of a roving Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Butler 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 15, 2004
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Disaster recovery and health officials continue to warn that victims of flooding caused by September tropical storms should clean and thoroughly dry any areas of homes that have gotten wet from floodwaters. Here are some frequently asked questions about mold and cleanup tips to avoid serious health problems: MOLD -- WHAT IS IT? Molds are simple microscopic organisms found virtually everywhere, indoors and outdoors. When molds are present in large quantities, they can cause allergic symptoms similar to those caused by plant pollen.
October 15, 2004
News Release
HARRISBURG-A public meeting is planned for homeowners, renters and business owners to address continuing misconceptions about flood insurance. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 18, at the Hampton High School Auditorium, 2929 McCulley Road in Allison Park.
October 14, 2004
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is using technology to make it easier to apply for disaster assistance. In addition to registering by phone, residents of federal disaster areas may now apply online for assistance as well as find valuable recovery information at http://www.fema.gov.
October 14, 2004
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- State and federal officials announce the opening of a roving Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Crawford 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 14, 2004
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Following a disaster, residents may be misled by half-truths and rumors they hear about the various assistance programs. Misinformation can hinder someone who is on the road to recovery. According to state and federal officials, the best way for disaster victims to obtain accurate information is to call the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) teleregistration line during evening or weekend hours. (See number below). Some facts disaster victims should know:

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