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

April 30, 2005
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Surveying your flood-damaged property is traumatic and mind-boggling. Where do you begin to get things fixed and replaced? Here are some flood insurance claim tips. First, find your flood insurance policy and read the guidelines on the back-inside cover. Then call your insurance agent to file a flood claim. The agent will need current information, especially if you cannot stay in your home.
April 29, 2005
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- State and federal disaster recovery officials are reminding residents that three Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will close on Friday, May 6 at 7 p.m."Although the centers will close in a few days, residents are still encouraged to apply for federal assistance," said State Coordinating Officer Adrian R. King Jr. "It is extremely important for flood victims to call FEMA's toll-free teleregistration number; it will allow those who qualify to receive aid."
April 29, 2005
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Disaster assistance has been made available for Susquehanna County to help residents and business owners recover from the effects of the rain and flooding that began on April 2, announced the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
April 29, 2005
News Release
TEMPORARY HOUSING Did the April floods force you to leave your home? Did you have to stay at a hotel or motel until the water receded? The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) may pay your lodging tab. Homeowners and renters living in the declared counties can get temporary housing assistance, or other state and federal aid by applying at 1-800-621-3362, or by registering online at: www.fema.gov/about/process.
April 29, 2005
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that disaster assistance for residents of Bradford, Bucks, Columbia, Luzerne, Monroe, Northampton, Pike, Wayne and Wyoming counties affected by the heavy rain and floods that occurred from April 2-23, 2005 has topped $2.6 million.
April 29, 2005
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- State and federal officials today announced that 11 Pennsylvania counties have been designated for federal public assistance (infrastructure) to include aid for local governments affected by the severe storms and flooding that began April 2. The designated counties include: Bradford, Bucks, Columbia, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Northampton, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne and Wyoming.

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