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Pennsylvania Severe Winter Storms and Snowstorms (DR-1898)

Incident period: February 05, 2010 to February 11, 2010
Major Disaster Declaration declared on April 16, 2010


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.

Financial Assistance

If and when individual assistance money is approved for this disaster, it will be displayed here. Information is updated every 24 hours.

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards

*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $44,167,865.22 $43,098,114.71 $472,495.05
Last Updated: Friday, April 29, 2016 - 06:27 (Updated daily)

Related Links

Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • Pennsylvania, FEMA-1898-DR (PDF 20KB)