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 17, 2012
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Of the more than $200 million the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is expected to reimburse the commonwealth for infrastructure damage from Irene and Lee, more than $30 million of that will be used to rebuild infrastructure to a higher standard. The work is known as mitigation - an effort to break the cycle of damage and repair and reduce repetitive losses.
February 10, 2012
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Federal assistance may be available to help Pennsylvania communities rebuild infrastructure to higher, more disaster-resistant standards and commonwealth officials are encouraging local governments to take advantage of that funding. The assistance to communities is part of the aid that became available following Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee.
February 6, 2012
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- When disaster strikes, the first response is to ensure personal and family safety, and then address the loss of property and possessions. There is a federal disaster program - Individual Assistance (IA) - that responds to these urgent needs of individuals and business owners. Now, another essential element of disaster response is supporting the recovery efforts that help rebuild important community assets: Public Assistance (PA).
January 31, 2012
HARRISBURG, Pa. - More than one-half billion dollars in federal assistance to date is supporting the commonwealth's recovery from Irene and Lee, announced officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency. As of Jan. 29, disaster assistance included:
December 20, 2011
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Pennsylvanians were approved for $420 million in disaster aid, but that figure will increase as pending applications continue to be processed, according to officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA). As of December 16, the breakdown of disaster aid reported for Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee included:
December 16, 2011
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and National Crisis Counseling Toll-Free Lines Established for Disaster Survivors
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Project Keystone, a federally funded crisis counseling program for survivors of Tropical Storm Lee, has initiated a toll-free-phone number for individuals emotionally affected by the disaster. The number is 1-855-789-7890. Project Keystone counseling services are available to residents of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania who live in Bradford, Columbia, Lebanon, Luzerne, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Schuylkill, Snyder, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Union, and Wyoming Counties.