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 13, 2004
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- State and federal officials are extending the operation of the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Allegheny County to further assist individuals and business owners who suffered losses and damages from September tropical storms. The Disaster Recovery Center is at the following location: ALLEGHENY County Community College of Allegheny Co. Physical Education Building 845 Ridge Ave. Pittsburgh
October 12, 2004
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- State and federal officials are extending the operation of the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Washington County to further assist individuals and business owners who suffered losses and damages from tropical depressions Frances and Ivan. The Disaster Recovery Center is at the following location:
October 12, 2004
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- State and federal officials are extending the operation of the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Lycoming County to further assist individuals and business owners who suffered losses and damages from tropical depressions Frances and Ivan. The Disaster Recovery Center is at the following location:
October 8, 2004
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Eight additional Pennsylvania counties are now eligible for disaster assistance. The help is available to individuals and businesses recovering from tropical depression Ivan. The counties are Chester, Crawford, Delaware, Lawrence, Montgomery, Philadelphia, Somerset and Sullivan. This brings the total number of counties to 54. With this addition, those in Crawford County who sustained losses from tropical depression Frances are eligible to apply for federal assistance again for damage caused by tropical depression Ivan.
October 8, 2004
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- State and federal disaster recovery officials warn that nine Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) open throughout the state will close on Oct. 15. “The DRCs will be closing in a few days. If you need to get there, you have until Oct. 15. Remember it is not necessary to go to a DRC, but it is necessary to call the FEMA teleregistration number,” said David M. Sanko, state coordinating officer.
October 8, 2004
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- State and federal recovery officials are advising residents who have disaster-related damage to be extremely careful when hiring contractors to clean up and repair their homes and businesses. “In disaster situations, scam artists are often ready to take advantage of the misfortunes of others,” warns Federal Coordinating Officer Tom Davies. The Attorney General’s Office and the Better Business Bureau offer the following suggestions for flood victims to consider before hiring a contractor:

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