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

July 27, 2006
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that it is expanding assistance to Pike County to repair or replace public facilities damaged by the recent storms and flooding. Governmental entities, municipal authorities, school districts and qualifying private non-profit organizations in that county are now eligible for all categories of Public Assistance.
July 27, 2006
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Individuals in the process of repairing their flood-damaged homes and businesses can get additional help from Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) mitigation experts at their local hardware store. People will have the opportunity to talk to hazard mitigation experts and learn what steps they can take to prevent future damage from flooding. Mitigation projects can include elevating a hot-water heater or furnace, anchoring a fuel tank, doing landscape stabilization, and installing an interior or exterior foundation drainage system.
July 26, 2006
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Federal, Commonwealth, and local disaster recovery officials urge victims of June's severe storms and flooding in Pennsylvania who receive a loan application from the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to take the time to fill it out - even if they don't want a loan.
July 26, 2006
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- State and federal disaster recovery officials advise those affected by the late-June flooding to be aware of anyone who asks for personal information over the telephone or claims to be able to register them for disaster assistance for a fee.
July 25, 2006
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The disaster recovery process is difficult to understand at times. Disaster assistance is offered through different programs, agencies, and organizations, and in the first few weeks following a disaster, residents may be misled by rumors they hear about how to get help and the various assistance programs that are available.
July 24, 2006
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Bucks, Luzerne, and Northampton counties are scheduled to close July 26, announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) today.

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