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

October 29, 2004
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- State and federal officials announce the opening Friday, Nov. 5, of a roving Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Cameron 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: Cameron County Down County Baptist Church 7730 Bridge St. Driftwood
October 28, 2004
News Release
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
News Release
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
News Release
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
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.
October 22, 2004
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that it is expanding assistance to 49 Pennsylvania counties to repair or replace public facilities damaged by the September storms. Governmental entities, municipal authorities, school districts and some nonprofit organizations in these counties are now eligible for all categories of Public Assistance. “FEMA’s Public Assistance program is crucial in helping governments recover after disasters,” said Federal Coordinating Officer Tom Davies.

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