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 6, 2004
News Release
HARRISBURG, Penn. -- Pennsylvania residents who have applied for disaster assistance and received loan applications from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are encouraged to complete and return them to SBA as soon as possible. Many who register for assistance will receive an SBA loan application in the mail after registering. The completion of the application is a required step in obtaining disaster assistance.
October 5, 2004
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- State and federal officials announce the opening of a mobile Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Mifflin County to assist individuals and business owners who suffered losses and damages from tropical depressions Frances and Ivan. The Disaster Recovery Center will be at the following location: MIFFLIN County Pennsylvania State Fire Academy 1150 Riverside Drive Lewistown
October 3, 2004
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa.-- Pennsylvania residents who have registered by phone with the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) can visit any one of nine Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) that are now open throughout the state. “When you register for assistance, it’s important to note that applicants do not have to go to a Disaster Recovery Center in their county,” said David M. Sanko, state coordinating officer. “They can visit any DRC that is convenient for them.”
October 1, 2004
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Following the flooding from Tropical Depressions Frances and Ivan, federal, state and local officials continue to help citizens and counties in need of disaster assistance. The following is the latest information about the ongoing response and recovery efforts:
October 1, 2004
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. – If those individuals who suffered damage or loss from Tropical Depressions Frances and Ivan are unable to get through when trying to reach FEMA’s toll-free registration line, here are some tips that might help speed up the process. “Try calling any time after 6 p.m. or very early in the morning,” said Federal Coordinating Officer Tom Davies. “The lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.” To register, call toll-free 1-800-621-FEMA (3362), or TTY 1-800-621-7585 for the speech or hearing impaired.
September 30, 2004
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- State and federal officials are warning Pennsylvania disaster victims to be aware of telephone scams and other fraudulent activity during this disaster recovery effort. “It is imperative for residents in the Commonwealth to be wary of those who are trying to profit from this disaster,” said State Coordinating Officer David Sanko. “We encourage all citizens to report suspicious behavior to police.”

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