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
November 18, 2011
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) announced five additional counties have been added to the Public Assistance disaster declaration for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for Tropical Storm Lee. The five new counties are Adams, Chester, Lackawanna, Mifflin, and Northampton. This brings the total number of Pennsylvania counties designated for Public Assistance to 44, including the counties designated under two emergency declarations and the disaster declaration for Hurricane Irene.
November 17, 2011
Huntingdon County Disaster Recovery Center to Close Permanently on Nov. 22: All Centers to Close Over the Thanksgiving Weekend
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Huntingdon County will close permanently on Tuesday, Nov. 22 at 7 p.m. Until it closes, the DRC will be open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
November 16, 2011
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- When a disaster strikes, it’s good to know the Commonwealth is authorized to offer crisis counseling in presidentially declared major disaster areas. Help is available for individuals, groups, and communities in Pennsylvania through Project Keystone, a federally funded program to help disaster survivors who have emotional concerns.
November 15, 2011
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Federal and Commonwealth disaster officials caution Pennsylvanians who received disaster assistance funds to use the money wisely. To date, more than $276 million in federal grants, disaster loans and insurance payouts have been approved for those recovering from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee, and that figure will rise as individuals continue to register for assistance.
November 15, 2011
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced the joint Commonwealth and federal Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Dauphin, Philadelphia, and York Counties will close permanently on Friday, November 18 at 7 p.m. The DRCs are located at the following addresses: Dauphin CountyOld Boscov’s BuildingHarrisburg East Mall 3501 Paxton StreetHarrisburg, PA
November 14, 2011
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Pennsylvanians who suffered losses because of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee have been approved for well over a quarter billion dollars in disaster relief, announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency. The amount approved is $276 million in aid to the residents and business owners in the Commonwealth – and the figure will continue to climb with the deadline extended to give more individuals a chance to apply. The deadline to register for assistance has been extended to December 14, 2011.