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

October 24, 2011
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- If there is one message that commonwealth and federal officials would like to share with the Pennsylvania residents recovering from the Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee disasters, it is fill out and return your U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) application -- don't throw it away!
October 24, 2011
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The losses following Pennsylvania's storms and flooding last month may be magnified for the elderly. Seniors previously living on their own may be dependent on others for food, shelter and the necessities of daily living. Those used to assisted living may face upheaval in their normal routines or a change in their usual caregivers. Additionally, the stress of the disaster itself can cause significant challenges. Symptoms of stress unique to the elderly include:
October 22, 2011
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Many Pennsylvanians who suffered losses during Hurricane Irene or Tropical Storm Lee have already notified their insurance companies. Those same insured homeowners and renters can, and should, register for FEMA disaster assistance too.
October 22, 2011
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Pennsylvanians who registered with the American Red Cross or other organizations for disaster aid must also register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to apply for Federal and Commonwealth disaster aid, disaster recovery officials said today.
October 21, 2011
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Those affected by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee who are not U.S. citizens  but are in the United States legally -- can apply for state and federal disaster assistance. Individuals issued a legal permanent resident card -- commonly referred to as "a green card" -- may apply for assistance if they have disaster-related losses. Other noncitizens who can register with FEMA include those with legal resident status because of asylum, refugee status, parole status, suspension of deportation status or status as victims of domestic violence.
October 21, 2011
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The initial trauma from Pennsylvania's two late-summer disasters - Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee - has passed, but the psychological effects can linger.  Stress caused by loss or a traumatic experience can sneak up on people and influence behavior and emotions. The elderly and children are particularly vulnerable to stress after a disaster and may require special considerations.

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