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 11, 2006
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Volunteer attorneys will be providing free, disaster-related legal assistance to low-income individuals affected by the flooding from the late-June storms, commonwealth and federal officials announced today. The Young Lawyers Division of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, in collaboration with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), will provide legal counseling and referrals to Pennsylvania disaster victims through a toll-free hotline number. The service begins Monday, August 14, and ends September 28 .
August 11, 2006
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- State and federal agencies continue to provide assistance and work towards recovery for the counties affected by the storms and floods that impacted the Commonwealth in late June.
August 9, 2006
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Franklin, Schuylkill and Susquehanna counties are scheduled to close August 10, announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA). “We encourage anyone who has not had the opportunity to visit the DRCs, to do so before they close,” said Commonwealth Coordinating Officer James R. Joseph.
August 7, 2006
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) are reminding Pennsylvania residents living in disaster-designated counties to register for assistance if they have not done so. Homeowners, renters, and business owners who live in Berks, Bradford, Bucks, Carbon, Chester, Columbia, Dauphin, Franklin, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lebanon, Luzerne, Monroe, Montgomery, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland, Pike, Schuylkill, Susquehanna, Wayne, or Wyoming counties, may be eligible for disaster assistance.
August 5, 2006
News Release
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August 3, 2006
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Mitigation experts from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be on hand to discuss mitigation options for flood-damaged homes and businesses.

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