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 22, 2005
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- State and federal officials today announced a Building Supply Outreach Partnership with Home Depot stores in Bucks, Monroe and Northampton counties to assist people who experienced damage due to the heavy rain and flooding that began on April 2, 2005.Specialists will be on hand to explain mitigation techniques that can lessen damage to homes, businesses and property from future flooding. Brochures will be available on the National Flood Insurance Program and mitigation techniques such as retrofitting and elevation.
April 22, 2005
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Disaster recovery officials from PEMA and FEMA today announced new hours for the 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) teleregistration line. The new hours are 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily until further notice. Pennsylvania residents affected by heavy rain and flooding beginning April 2 are encouraged to call the teleregistration number and start the process to assist in your recovery.
April 21, 2005
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- State and federal officials today announced the opening of a mobile Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Bradford County to assist those who suffered losses and damages from heavy rains and flooding beginning April 2, 2005. The DRC will be at the following location: Bradford County Emergency Operations Center Pine Grove Road, Off Rt. 6 Towanda
April 19, 2005
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- State and federal officials today announced online registration for federal disaster assistance. In addition to registering by phone, Pennsylvania residents affected by heavy rain and flooding beginning April 2, in Bradford, Bucks, Columbia, Luzerne, Monroe, Northampton, Pike, Wayne and Wyoming counties may now apply online for assistance as well as find valuable recovery information at www.fema.gov/about/process.
April 18, 2005
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- State and federal officials today announced the opening of a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Monroe County to assist those who suffered losses and damages from heavy rains and flooding beginning April 2, 2005. The DRC will be at the following location: Former Odd Lot Outlet Store Rt. 209 Marshalls Creek The center will open Wednesday April 20 at noon. Thereafter, open Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed Sundays.
April 18, 2005
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- State and federal officials today announced the opening of a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Bucks County to assist those who suffered losses and damages from heavy rains and flooding beginning April 2, 2005. The DRC will be at the following location: New Hope Fire Station 46 North Sugan Road New Hope The center will open Wednesday April 20 at noon. Thereafter, open Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed Sundays.

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