Pennsylvania Severe Storms, Flooding, and Mudslides (DR-1649)

Incident period: June 23, 2006 to July 10, 2006
Major Disaster Declaration declared on June 30, 2006

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

October 6, 2006
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Three months after storms impacted the Commonwealth in late June, state and federal agencies continue to provide assistance. Although the application deadline has ended, assistance will continue to be disbursed to eligible applicants who registered by the October deadline.
September 27, 2006
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The registration period for homeowners, renters and businesses who experienced damages and losses due to the late-June flooding ends on October 3. Although registration ends, disaster assistance will continue to be disbursed to eligible applicants who register by the deadline. “As long as affected residents register by October 3, their applications will be processed,” said Commonwealth Coordinating Officer James R. Joseph.
September 26, 2006
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- As we enter into the midpoint of the 2006 hurricane season, it is important to remember that the threat of a hurricane or severe storm affecting Pennsylvania is still possible. Commonwealth and federal officials want parents and caregivers to be informed about how they can help the children they care for cope after experiencing a disaster.
September 26, 2006
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- State and federal officials are reminding Pennsylvanians that there is only one week left to register for disaster assistance. Residents living in disaster-designated counties, that experienced damages or losses due to the floods that impacted areas of the Commonwealth in late-June, may be eligible for disaster assistance.
September 22, 2006
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- They’re among the first to arrive during a disaster and the last to leave. These people are neighbors, friends, and sometimes total strangers. They appear from churches down the street, from different counties, from different states. At times, they seemingly appear from nowhere. They’re called volunteers. Long after they’ve served countless meals, provided shelter to those displaced by flooding, and begun the dirty work of “mudding” out houses, many of them become part of Long Term Recovery Committees (LTRCs)
September 21, 2006
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has obligated over $13 million to assist the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in repairing or rebuilding damaged infrastructure affected by the June flooding. The majority of the approved projects involve the repair or reconstruction of roads and bridges in various localities.

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