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November 22, 2011
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- On Wednesday, Nov. 30, with individual assistance for damage following Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee well over the quarter billion dollar mark in federal aid approved, the FEMA/Commonwealth Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) located in Bradford, Columbia, Lebanon, Luzerne, Lycoming, and Wyoming Counties will close permanently. Their hours until they close on Nov. 30 are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The centers will not be open over the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend; they will reopen on Monday and close permanently on Wednesday. 
November 18, 2011
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Certain private nonprofit organizations (PNPs) may be eligible for disaster assistance for losses suffered during Hurricane Irene and/or Tropical Storm Lee, announced the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The PNPs must meet certain federal and Commonwealth qualifiers to apply under the federal Public Assistance program.
November 18, 2011
News Release
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
Disaster Federal Register Notice
November 17, 2011
News Release
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
News Release
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
News Release
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 15, 2011
News Release
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 14, 2011
News Release
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.
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.

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