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 10, 2011
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Both expected and sudden storms may cause serious flood damage to property and possessions. Homeowners who take steps to retrofit their home in anticipation of uncertain weather, come out ahead. Have you taken this precaution? Have you wondered if it’s really necessary to go to the expense of retrofitting because you are not in a floodplain or an area prone to flooding?  According to officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA), everyone lives in a floodplain.
November 10, 2011
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- FEMA Hazard Mitigation Specialists are on hand at Lowe’s home improvement stores in Lansdale, Philadelphia, and Reading beginning Thursday, November 10, through 7 P.M. Monday, November 14. Mitigation Outreach teams will be available from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. to provide information about ways to rebuild or remodel that can reduce the risk of damages from future disasters.  They also are there to answer questions about FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program.
November 9, 2011
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- If you had flood insurance and received a settlement from your insurance company for losses caused by federally declared disasters Hurricane Irene or Tropical Storm Lee, you are ahead of many storm survivors who had no coverage. Flood insurance is key. However, there are expenses insurance does not cover.
November 9, 2011
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The FEMA Hazard Mitigation Outreach teams currently providing storm-damage repair and rebuilding advice in Lancaster, Philadelphia, and Montgomery counties will continue doing so for another week. Originally scheduled through Monday, November 7, the teams’ stays have been extended in response to homeowner interest in information that helps them build back safer, smarter and stronger. They will be at the following Lowe’s from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Wednesday, November 9, through Monday, November 14 (The teams are not at Lowe’s stores on Tuesdays):
November 8, 2011
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Some individuals who registered for federal disaster assistance due to Hurricane Irene and/or Tropical Storm Lee may have been denied aid. An appeals process, however, can ensure those affected by the storms will receive all benefits for which they are legally eligible. “The recovery process doesn’t necessarily end with the initial determination,” said Federal Coordinating Officer Thomas J. McCool. “Sometimes ineligibility may just mean that more information is needed.”
November 7, 2011
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Flooding is one of the most common natural disasters in the United States. You can ask any one of the thousands of Pennsylvanians struggling to recover from the devastating floods caused by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. For disaster survivors who did not have flood insurance, recovery is more challenging than it would be if they had an insurance cushion.   

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