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

August 28, 2006
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) continue to provide assistance and work towards recovery for the counties affected by the storms and floods that impacted the commonwealth in late June. Over the past two months, more than $50 million in disaster assistance has been disbursed to homeowners, renters, businesses, and local government entities and institutions.
August 25, 2006
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- FEMA and the Commonwealth want to be sure all Pennsylvanians affected by June’s flooding receive disaster assistance. That’s why FEMA has approved the state’s request to extend the deadline for Pennsylvania residents and business owners to apply for federal disaster assistance to Oct. 3.
August 24, 2006
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Disaster preparedness is one of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) main messages. As FEMA and the Commonwealth continue their recovery efforts in response to the late-June floods, it is a good time for individuals, families and businesses to begin thinking about how they will prepare for future disasters. There are four important steps to take when preparing your home or business for disasters: Prepare a Disaster Kit:
August 23, 2006
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has obligated more than $2 million in Public Assistance (PA) funds to help Pennsylvania communities rebuild infrastructure damaged or destroyed in the June flooding. Some projects receiving FEMA funds include:
August 21, 2006
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- State and federal disaster recovery officials urge Pennsylvanians to prepare their homes and families for disasters. There are some key steps to take when preparing for a disaster. The first thing to remember is to be prepared well in advance. Don't wait until the disaster is upon you before you begin making a plan, gathering supplies, or ensuring that your family is aware of your community's evacuation and communication plans. In areas that may experience flooding, buying a flood insurance policy is a step in the right direction.
August 21, 2006
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Federal and state officials are reminding Pennsylvanians living in disaster-designated counties, who may have experienced damages or losses during the floods in late June, that September 2 is the deadline to register for disaster assistance. "FEMA and the Commonwealth remain committed to helping Pennsylvanians recover from the late-June floods," said Commonwealth Coordinating Officer James R. Joseph.

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