Pennsylvania Tropical Depression Ivan (DR-1557)

Incident period: September 17, 2004 to October 1, 2004
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 19, 2004

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

November 8, 2004
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- While many state and federal offices will be closed on Thursday, November 11, for Veteran's Day, state and federal officials want to assure residents that the joint federal/state Disaster Recovery Center in Carnegie will be open. The center has been set up to assist residents affected by the tropical storms of September. It is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday, until further notice, and is located in Allegheny County at:
November 6, 2004
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- State and federal officials announced today that the joint federal/state Disaster Recovery Center in Carnegie to assist residents affected by the tropical storms of September will change its hours beginning Monday, Nov. 8. The center will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday, until further notice. It is located in Allegheny County at: Carnegie Office Park, Building 1 600 N. Bell Ave., #146 Carnegie, PA
November 6, 2004
News Release
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.
November 5, 2004
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA's) Registration and Helpline hours of operation have changed to 6 a.m. to midnight (Eastern Standard Time), seven days a week, effective Sunday, Nov. 7.
November 2, 2004
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Children are particularly vulnerable to emotional stress after a disaster like the flooding that Pennsylvania residents experienced in September. They may suffer symptoms such as excessive fear of the dark, crying, fear of being alone and constant worry. According to experts, parents or guardians should reassure children they are safe; encourage them to talk about their fears; emphasize they are not responsible for what happened; and hold and hug them frequently.
October 29, 2004
News Release
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

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