Pennsylvania Tropical Storm Lee (DR-4030)

Incident period: September 3, 2011 to October 15, 2011
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 12, 2011

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

May 24, 2012
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- More than $5.5 million in additional federal funding has been approved for property acquisitions that will permanently remove flood-prone properties from harm's way. Additional projects continue to be approved as the application process moves ahead and program requirements are met.
May 16, 2012
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- More than $1.1 million in federal funding has been approved for property acquisitions that will permanently remove flood-prone properties from harm’s way. Additional projects will be approved as the application process continues and program requirements met.
April 23, 2012
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Federal assistance continues to support Pennsylvania’s recovery from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. The aid now focuses on supporting whole community recovery and preparing for future disasters. Disaster assistance to date totals more than one-half billion dollars. “Our emphasis now is on longer-term solutions,” said FEMA’s Federal Coordinating Officer Thomas J. McCool. “Important infrastructure is being repaired, and efforts are being made to make communities more disaster-resistant.”
April 3, 2012
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. - A federal grant of more than $1.05 million has been approved to restore the Towanda headquarters of the Central Bradford Progress Authority, announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The structure, at One Progress Plaza, Elizabeth Street, Towanda, houses the economic development agency that serves Bradford and Susquehanna counties.  Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee flooded the building with more than five and one-half feet of water.
March 22, 2012
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency's Community Disaster Loan (CDL) program is helping three hard-hit Pennsylvania municipalities deal with the ongoing recovery from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. The CDL program is providing direct loans to local governments that have suffered a substantial loss of tax and other revenues as the result of Irene and Lee.  Athens Borough, Middletown Borough, and Shickshinny Borough are participating in the short-term, low-interest loan program.
March 6, 2012
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Six months after Irene and Lee devastated portions of eastern Pennsylvania, disaster assistance to support the ongoing recovery topped one-half billion dollars, announced officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency. “These back-to-back storms prompted a massive response,” said FEMA’s Federal Coordinating Officer Thomas J. McCool. “Looking back, the numbers tell the story.” Among the statistics to date:

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