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
April 23, 2012
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Federal assistance continues to support Pennsylvania’s recovery from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. The aid now focuses on supporting whole community recovery and preparing for future disasters. Disaster assistance to date totals more than one-half billion dollars. “Our emphasis now is on longer-term solutions,” said FEMA’s Federal Coordinating Officer Thomas J. McCool. “Important infrastructure is being repaired, and efforts are being made to make communities more disaster-resistant.”
April 3, 2012
HARRISBURG, Pa. - A federal grant of more than $1.05 million has been approved to restore the Towanda headquarters of the Central Bradford Progress Authority, announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The structure, at One Progress Plaza, Elizabeth Street, Towanda, houses the economic development agency that serves Bradford and Susquehanna counties. Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee flooded the building with more than five and one-half feet of water.
March 22, 2012
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency's Community Disaster Loan (CDL) program is helping three hard-hit Pennsylvania municipalities deal with the ongoing recovery from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. The CDL program is providing direct loans to local governments that have suffered a substantial loss of tax and other revenues as the result of Irene and Lee. Athens Borough, Middletown Borough, and Shickshinny Borough are participating in the short-term, low-interest loan program.
March 6, 2012
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Six months after Irene and Lee devastated portions of eastern Pennsylvania, disaster assistance to support the ongoing recovery topped one-half billion dollars, announced officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency. “These back-to-back storms prompted a massive response,” said FEMA’s Federal Coordinating Officer Thomas J. McCool. “Looking back, the numbers tell the story.” Among the statistics to date:
February 29, 2012
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Property owners rebuilding or making repairs to their flood-damage properties have access to a number of resources - including financial -- that can help them reduce, or prevent, future disaster loss. In some areas, property owners will be required by local ordinance to meet certain requirements when making repairs or rebuilding. To help cover the costs of meeting those requirements, the National Flood Insurance Program includes Increased Cost of Compliance (ICC) coverage for all new and renewed standard flood insurance policies.
February 24, 2012
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The floodwaters may have receded months ago, but mold and mildew - dormant during the winter months -- may reappear in water-damaged homes as the weather warms. Mold only grows in warm, wet conditions and may have been inactive and unnoticed during the winter months. It can lurk throughout a home, from the attic to the basement and crawl spaces.