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. -- PEMA and FEMA officials today remind Pennsylvanians of deadlines for filing Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) claims. Persons living or working in disaster-designated counties who are unable to work because of damages suffered from the June flooding may be eligible for disaster unemployment benefits. If benefits are awarded, it can mean up to 26 weeks of assistance.
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 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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