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 18, 2006
News Release
HARRISBURG , Pa. -- According to the latest figures, over 60,000 Pennsylvanians have flood insurance policies, announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA).
August 18, 2006
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) announced the placement of travel trailers and manufactured homes in communities that suffered significant housing losses and damages during the floods in late June. "Travel trailers and manufactured homes are considered as alternative housing only when adequate rental resources are not available," commented Commonwealth Coordinating Officer James R. Joseph.
August 17, 2006
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Buying flood insurance can provide protection and peace of mind. Flooding is one of the most common natural hazards in the United States. State and federal officials want to ensure that all Pennsylvanians are aware of the realities of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Below are some common myths and misconceptions about flood insurance.
August 16, 2006
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Is your home at risk for flooding? Where can you find an insurance agent to purchase flood insurance? What items in my home might be damaged by three inches of flooding? How costly will three inches of flooding be? The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) answers these and many other flood-related questions at its www.floodsmart.gov Web site.
August 15, 2006
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) advise Pennsylvanians without flood insurance not to wait to purchase a policy. Pennsylvania residents who have not already purchased flood insurance should consider purchasing a policy now to allow time for the 30-day waiting period to pass before future flooding occurs.
August 15, 2006
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Columbia County is scheduled to close August 17, announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA).

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