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

September 29, 2011
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- FEMA hazard mitigation specialists are on hand this week at the Lowe’s home improvement store in Pottsville to provide information about ways to rebuild or remodel that can reduce the risk of damages from future disasters.  They also will be 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.
September 29, 2011
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- When a disaster strikes, people often want to help the survivors by donating goods as well as volunteer time. They know it’s not easy to get back to a normal life. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) say the quickest and best way to help individuals who are affected is by writing a check. 
September 29, 2011
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- In the aftermath of the horrendous flooding so much of Pennsylvania has endured in recent weeks many, disaster recovery officials are surveying damages to roads, bridges, water control facilities, and thousands of private residences to help put Pennsylvanians back on dry land. Officials of both the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency often find themselves conducting disaster recovery business that draws public interest -- especially from those who have been directly affected by the disaster.
September 29, 2011
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Property owners and renters who suffered damage from storms and floods caused by Hurricane Irene during the period Aug. 26-30, 2011 and/or Tropical Storm Lee beginning on Sept. 3, 2011, may still be eligible for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) even if they have insurance policies. “FEMA may be able to help you if you are underinsured or if your insurance policy does not cover some of your disaster-related expenses or losses” said Federal Coordinating Officer Thomas J. McCool. “So take the first step and apply with FEMA.”
September 27, 2011
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Following Tropical Storm Lee, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) gathered data to assess the housing needs of survivors of the storm. The data gathered and the assessments will allow the Commonwealth and FEMA to appropriately identify and develop a housing plan that addresses the housing requirements within the designated counties and to determine the need for temporary housing units.
September 27, 2011
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Survivors of the recent Pennsylvania storms and flooding are reminded that recovery assistance money they receive from the Federal Emergency Management Agency is intended to meet basic disaster-related needs. Within a day or two of receiving either a direct deposit payment or a check, they will also receive a letter explaining the purpose of the grant. Recipients should read and follow the instructions in the letter and retain it with their flood recovery records.

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