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November 3, 2011
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- FEMA Hazard Mitigation Specialists are on hand at Lowe's home improvement stores in Lancaster, Plymouth Meeting, Sinking Spring, and Willow Grove today through Monday 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. 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.
November 2, 2011
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The FEMA Hazard Mitigation Outreach teams currently providing storm-damage repair and rebuilding advice in Snyder and Philadelphia Counties will continue doing so for another week. Originally scheduled through Monday, October 31, 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 2, through Monday, November 7 (The teams are not at Lowe’s stores on Tuesdays):
November 1, 2011
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Children can be particularly vulnerable to the stressful effects of a disaster. They may suffer from anxiety because of disaster losses and the upheaval of family life. Most children bounce back quickly with social support and the aid of their families, but it is important to be aware of your child's reaction to stress and anxiety and to seek additional help if necessary. Officials of the Pennsylvania and Federal Emergency Management Agencies (PEMA and FEMA) recommend that children's caregivers be alert to signs of trouble and how to handle them.
November 1, 2011
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Pennsylvanians who suffered losses because of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee have been approved for more than $229 million in disaster relief, announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA). Commonwealth Coordinating Officer John Forr said, "The figures show how extensive the damage to homes and businesses in Pennsylvania has been. We are continuing to encourage anyone who had disaster losses to register with FEMA and/or with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)."
October 31, 2011
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Survivors of the storms and flooding that ravaged central and eastern Pennsylvania have only two weeks left to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for disaster assistance. The deadline to register is November 14, 2011.
October 31, 2011
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- To help all members of a community recover if they had losses because of the recently declared disasters, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) are working to make sure people with disabilities also have access to disaster assistance programs.
October 28, 2011
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is offering agent training seminars on flood insurance in several locations across Pennsylvania.  The free seminars will cover basic insurance issues and also focus on how best to assist NFIP policyholders after a flooding event. The seminar is approved for three hours of Pennsylvania continuing education credit, and meets the minimum flood insurance training requirements for the Commonwealth.
October 28, 2011
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Federal and Commonwealth officials announced all Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will be closed this Saturday based on snow warnings. Snowfall amounts of 6 to 12 inches are predicted for Central and Eastern Pennsylvania. The DRCs will reopen Monday, October 31, at 10 a.m.  DRCs are not open on Sunday.
October 27, 2011
Disaster Federal Register Notice
October 27, 2011
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Homeowners, renters and business owners in Huntingdon and Monroe  counties are now eligible for Individual Assistance to help recover from the effects of Tropical Storm Lee, which struck the Commonwealth on September 3. In addition to Huntingdon and Monroe, the counties under the disaster declaration are Adams, Berks, Bucks, Bradford, Chester, Columbia, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Lancaster, Lebanon, Luzerne, Lycoming, Montgomery, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland, Perry, Philadelphia, Schuylkill, Snyder, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Union, Wyoming and York. 

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