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May 27, 2005
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced disaster assistance approved for residents of Bradford, Bucks, Columbia, Luzerne, Monroe, Northampton, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne and Wyoming counties affected by the heavy rain and floods that occurred Apr. 2-3, 2005, has topped $3.4 million.
May 13, 2005
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced disaster assistance approved for residents of Bradford, Bucks, Columbia, Luzerne, Monroe, Northampton, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne and Wyoming counties affected by the heavy rain and floods that occurred April 2-3, 2005, has reached $3.2 million.
May 12, 2005
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The deadline to apply for disaster aid for the April 2-3 rain and floods is fast approaching. Residents in disaster-designated counties have one month left to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for possible federal disaster assistance. June 13 is the deadline to register for assistance.
May 11, 2005
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- When the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) issued a news release warning of the potential storm one day before April fool's day, Don Menke yawned. "This must be a joke," he thought. The sky was slightly gray and, yes, he expected rain, but maybe PEMA was being extra cautious because of the Tropical Depression declared a disaster late last year? In the news release, PEMA warned that heavy rains could lead to flooding in eastern and central portions of the Commonwealth.
May 10, 2005
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- After a flooding event, misconceptions abound about the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The following responses address common NFIP myths, and more information is found on the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) website, www.fema.gov. Just follow the icons to the NFIP flood insurance publications for consumers.
May 9, 2005
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- State and federal officials today announced the opening of a mobile Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Pike County to assist those who suffered losses and damages from heavy rain and flooding beginning April 2, 2005. The DRC will be at the following location: Mattamoras Firehouse 506 Ave. Q Mattamoras The center will open Wednesday, May 11 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thereafter, open Thursday, May 12 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, May 13 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, May 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
May 6, 2005
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced disaster assistance approved for residents of Bradford, Bucks, Columbia, Luzerne, Monroe, Northampton, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne and Wyoming counties affected by the heavy rain and floods that occurred from April 2-23, 2005, is close to $3 million.
May 5, 2005
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials remind residents who suffered damage as a result of the April rain and flooding that the FEMA Helpline continues to be available after Disaster Recovery Centers close. Residents who have questions about their application or who want to update the application information should call the FEMA Helpline number, 1-800-621-3362 or, TTY 1-800-462-7585 for the speech- or hearing-impaired. The Helpline representatives will be able to assist applicants.
May 4, 2005
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Checks issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to residents approved for disaster assistance are a great source of relief and comfort. However, individuals receiving state and federal funds should be careful to use them wisely. “We have a responsibility to assist individuals who suffered damages from the storms that began April 2,” said Tom Davies, federal coordinating officer. “At the same time, we must caution that these monies can only be used for the intended purposes.” Residents are issued funds for the needs listed below:
May 3, 2005
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Pennsylvania residents who have registered for disaster assistance and received a loan application from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are encouraged to complete and return it to the SBA as soon as possible. Many who register for assistance with FEMA will receive an SBA loan application in the mail after registering. Low-interest disaster loans from the SBA are the federal government’s primary form of long-term recovery financing and completion of the application is a required step in obtaining disaster assistance.

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