Pennsylvania Severe Winter Storms and Snowstorms (DR-1898)

Incident period: February 5, 2010 to February 11, 2010
Major Disaster Declaration declared on April 16, 2010

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

October 8, 2010
News Release
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -- The catastrophic winter storms that inundated Pennsylvania in February left the Commonwealth blanketed with record and near record snow amounts.  The result was a presidential disaster declaration which, to date, has resulted in federal grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) totaling $25,319,497.04.
June 11, 2010
News Release
HARRISBURG, PA -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency announced today that FEMA has obligated $1,048,000 in Public Assistance (PA) funds to Pennsylvania to reimburse the Commonwealth, local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations for costs and damage associated with the February 5-11 winter snowstorms. Additional funds will be obligated as FEMA continues to process Request for Public Assistance applications.
May 14, 2010
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced an extension of the filing date for localities and private nonprofit organizations to submit Requests for Public Assistance (RPA) for damage resulting from the February 5-11, 2010 severe winter storms  and snowstorms. The date has been extended to June 18, 2010.
May 6, 2010
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. --The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced the deadline is approaching to submit a Request for Public Assistance (RPA) for damage resulting from the February 5-11, 2010 severe winter storms and snowstorms.
May 4, 2010
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Under a Federal disaster declaration signed by the President earlier this month, certain private nonprofit organizations (PNPs) in Pennsylvania may be eligible to receive Federal assistance when they meet certain Public Assistance (PA) criteria. The disaster declaration was the result of severe winter snowstorms that hit the Commonwealth in February.
April 27, 2010
News Release
HARRISBURG, PA  -- As a result of the severe winter storms and snowstorms which struck the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania from February 5-l1, 2010, Federal disaster aid has been made available to Pennsylvania to supplement recovery efforts. The disaster was declared on April 16, 2010.

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