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November 8, 2011
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Some individuals who registered for federal disaster assistance due to Hurricane Irene and/or Tropical Storm Lee may have been denied aid. An appeals process, however, can ensure those affected by the storms will receive all benefits for which they are legally eligible. “The recovery process doesn’t necessarily end with the initial determination,” said Federal Coordinating Officer Thomas J. McCool. “Sometimes ineligibility may just mean that more information is needed.”
November 7, 2011
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) announced the Lancaster and Northumberland County DRCs will close on Friday, November 11.         The DRC Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. They close permanently at 7 p.m. on Friday, Veteran’s Day. The DRCs are located at:    Lancaster:The M & T Bank Building2270 Erin Court, Lancaster Northumberland:The Career Link Building2 East Arch Street, Shamokin         
November 7, 2011
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Flooding is one of the most common natural disasters in the United States. You can ask any one of the thousands of Pennsylvanians struggling to recover from the devastating floods caused by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. For disaster survivors who did not have flood insurance, recovery is more challenging than it would be if they had an insurance cushion.   
November 4, 2011
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Pennsylvanians now have an additional 30 days to register for disaster aid. At the request of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has extended the registration deadline for anyone who suffered damage from Hurricane Irene and/or Tropical Storm Lee to December 14.
November 4, 2011
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The hours of operation for all Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) serving survivors of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania will change on Monday, November 7, disaster officials announced today. The new DRC hours will be: Monday through Friday – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday – Closed All DRCs will be open Veterans’ Day, Friday, November 11.
November 4, 2011
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) will open a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Huntingdon County this Wednesday for two weeks to help the county’s residents and business owners recover from the recent storms and flooding. Opening Date:Wednesday, November 9, 2011 Address:Saltillo Lions Community Building7645 Mastadon DriveSaltillo, PA 17253 Opening Day Hours:Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
November 3, 2011
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa.
November 3, 2011
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- FEMA Hazard Mitigation Specialists are on hand at Lowe's home improvement stores in Lancaster, Plymouth Meeting, Sinking Spring, and Willow Grove today through Monday to provide information about ways to rebuild or remodel that can reduce the risk of damages from future disasters.  They also are there to answer questions about FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program. Rebuilding or repairing a home after a disaster can be a daunting task - but, with the right information, homeowners can build back safer, smarter and stronger.
November 2, 2011
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The FEMA Hazard Mitigation Outreach teams currently providing storm-damage repair and rebuilding advice in Snyder and Philadelphia Counties will continue doing so for another week. Originally scheduled through Monday, October 31, the teams’ stays have been extended in response to homeowner interest in information that helps them build back safer, smarter and stronger. They will be at the following Lowe’s from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Wednesday, November 2, through Monday, November 7 (The teams are not at Lowe’s stores on Tuesdays):
November 1, 2011
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Children can be particularly vulnerable to the stressful effects of a disaster. They may suffer from anxiety because of disaster losses and the upheaval of family life. Most children bounce back quickly with social support and the aid of their families, but it is important to be aware of your child's reaction to stress and anxiety and to seek additional help if necessary. Officials of the Pennsylvania and Federal Emergency Management Agencies (PEMA and FEMA) recommend that children's caregivers be alert to signs of trouble and how to handle them.

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