Pennsylvania Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1587)

Incident period: April 2, 2005 to April 23, 2005
Major Disaster Declaration declared on April 14, 2005

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

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.

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