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

September 29, 2011
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- FEMA hazard mitigation specialists are on hand this week at the Lowe’s home improvement store in Pottsville to provide information about ways to rebuild or remodel that can reduce the risk of damages from future disasters.  They also will be 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.
September 29, 2011
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- When a disaster strikes, people often want to help the survivors by donating goods as well as volunteer time. They know it’s not easy to get back to a normal life. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) say the quickest and best way to help individuals who are affected is by writing a check. 
September 27, 2011
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Following Tropical Storm Lee, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) gathered data to assess the housing needs of survivors of the storm. The data gathered and the assessments will allow the Commonwealth and FEMA to appropriately identify and develop a housing plan that addresses the housing requirements within the designated counties and to determine the need for temporary housing units.
September 27, 2011
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Survivors of the recent Pennsylvania storms and flooding are reminded that recovery assistance money they receive from the Federal Emergency Management Agency is intended to meet basic disaster-related needs. Within a day or two of receiving either a direct deposit payment or a check, they will also receive a letter explaining the purpose of the grant. Recipients should read and follow the instructions in the letter and retain it with their flood recovery records.
September 26, 2011
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Disaster applicants who registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for disaster assistance and received a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster loan application must complete and return it even if they do not want a loan. A completed disaster loan application is the gateway to determining the type of assistance a homeowner or renter may be eligible for.
September 26, 2011
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- When individuals apply for federal and state disaster assistance, there may be an expectation that disaster recovery programs will provide funds to repair and replace all items damaged by the storms and flooding. Understanding the steps of the federal/state recovery process can help people reduce the confusion brought on by a disaster, sort out the information available and make the decisions required to begin rebuilding their lives.

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