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November 1, 2011
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Pennsylvanians who suffered losses because of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee have been approved for more than $229 million in disaster relief, announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA). Commonwealth Coordinating Officer John Forr said, "The figures show how extensive the damage to homes and businesses in Pennsylvania has been. We are continuing to encourage anyone who had disaster losses to register with FEMA and/or with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)."
October 31, 2011
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- To help all members of a community recover if they had losses because of the recently declared disasters, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) are working to make sure people with disabilities also have access to disaster assistance programs.
October 31, 2011
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Survivors of the storms and flooding that ravaged central and eastern Pennsylvania have only two weeks left to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for disaster assistance. The deadline to register is November 14, 2011.
October 28, 2011
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Federal and Commonwealth officials announced all Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will be closed this Saturday based on snow warnings. Snowfall amounts of 6 to 12 inches are predicted for Central and Eastern Pennsylvania. The DRCs will reopen Monday, October 31, at 10 a.m.  DRCs are not open on Sunday.
October 28, 2011
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is offering agent training seminars on flood insurance in several locations across Pennsylvania.  The free seminars will cover basic insurance issues and also focus on how best to assist NFIP policyholders after a flooding event. The seminar is approved for three hours of Pennsylvania continuing education credit, and meets the minimum flood insurance training requirements for the Commonwealth.
October 27, 2011
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Homeowners, renters and business owners in Huntingdon and Monroe  counties are now eligible for Individual Assistance to help recover from the effects of Tropical Storm Lee, which struck the Commonwealth on September 3. In addition to Huntingdon and Monroe, the counties under the disaster declaration are Adams, Berks, Bucks, Bradford, Chester, Columbia, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Lancaster, Lebanon, Luzerne, Lycoming, Montgomery, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland, Perry, Philadelphia, Schuylkill, Snyder, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Union, Wyoming and York. 
October 26, 2011
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The FEMA Hazard Mitigation Outreach teams currently providing storm-damage repair and rebuilding advice in Lancaster and Snyder Counties will continue doing so for another week. Originally scheduled through Monday, October 24, the teams’ stays have been extended in response to homeowner demand for 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, October 26, through Monday, October 31 (The teams are not at Lowe’s stores on Tuesdays):
October 26, 2011
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- After a disaster, scam artists stay up nights thinking of ways they can defraud innocent individuals already hurting because of a storm or hurricane or other disaster. Officials at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency say these scam artists will not succeed if Pennsylvanians who had storm losses know in advance about their tactics and demand proof of who they are and the services they are selling.  Are they who they claim to be? Ask these questions:
October 25, 2011
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Berks, Delaware, Schuylkill, and Snyder counties will close on Friday, October 28, according to officials from the Pennsylvania and Federal Emergency Management Agencies (PEMA and FEMA). The following four DRCs will close permanently at 7 p.m. Friday, October 28: Berks CountySpring Township Fire Department2301 Monroe Ave.West Lawn, PA 19609 Delaware CountyDarby Township Municipal Building21 Bartram Ave.Glenolden, PA 19036
October 25, 2011
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- With just a few weeks left to apply for disaster assistance before the deadline of Nov. 14, disaster officials would like to share the top wrongly held reasons people neglect to register for assistance. These are the top reasons:

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