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 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. -- 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.
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. -- 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 7, 2004
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Following the flooding from September tropical storms, federal, state and local officials continue to help citizens in need of disaster assistance. The following is the latest information from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) about the ongoing response and recovery efforts:
October 6, 2004
News Release
HARRISBURG, Penn. -- Federal and state disaster officials remind Pennsylvanians of two deadlines for filing Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) claims. Persons living or working in disaster-designated counties who cannot continue their businesses because of devastation caused by tropical depressions Frances and Ivan may be eligible for disaster unemployment benefits. If benefits are awarded, it can mean up to 26 weeks of assistance.

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