Pennsylvania Hurricane Irene (DR-4025)

Incident period: August 26, 2011 to August 30, 2011
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 3, 2011

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

February 1, 2013
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Nearly $3 million in federal funding has been approved for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) to reconstruct a critical stretch of rail line in Delaware County, according to the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today.
December 27, 2012
Blog entry
A bridge is one of those things that can so easily be taken for granted. Even one that we may rely on to cut our day-to-day work commute in half, or allows us more frequent trips to the grocery store, after a while, can seem like an assumed part of life. But when these critical conduits are lost, as was the case when Hurricane Irene devastated parts of Forkston, a township near the northeast corner of Pennsylvania, the significance of these vital crossings is more fully realized.          
June 7, 2012
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- An additional $7.1 million in federal funding has been approved by FEMA for property acquisitions.  This is the latest round of funding to permanently remove flood-prone properties in eight hard hit Pennsylvania counties.  Additional projects continue to be approved as the application process moves ahead and program requirements are met.
June 7, 2012
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. — An additional $7.1 million in federal funding has been approved by FEMA for property acquisitions.  This is the latest round of funding to permanently remove flood-prone properties in eight hard hit Pennsylvania counties.  Additional projects continue to be approved as the application process moves ahead and program requirements are met.
May 24, 2012
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- More than $5.5 million in additional federal funding has been approved for property acquisitions that will permanently remove flood-prone properties from harm's way. Additional projects continue to be approved as the application process moves ahead and program requirements are met.
May 16, 2012
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- More than $1.1 million in federal funding has been approved for property acquisitions that will permanently remove flood-prone properties from harm’s way. Additional projects will be approved as the application process continues and program requirements met.

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