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. -- 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:
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. -- Individuals and families whose homes were damaged as a result of September’s tropical storms are encouraged by disaster officials not to delay cleanup of homes and businesses. “There is no need to wait for a FEMA inspector’s visit before beginning cleanup. While not required, it may be helpful to photograph the damage prior to cleanup. You also should keep receipts for completed flood damage repairs,” said David M. Sanko, state coordinating officer.

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