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
December 20, 2011
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Pennsylvanians were approved for $420 million in disaster aid, but that figure will increase as pending applications continue to be processed, according to officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA). As of December 16, the breakdown of disaster aid reported for Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee included:
December 16, 2011
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and National Crisis Counseling Toll-Free Lines Established for Disaster Survivors
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Project Keystone, a federally funded crisis counseling program for survivors of Tropical Storm Lee, has initiated a toll-free-phone number for individuals emotionally affected by the disaster. The number is 1-855-789-7890. Project Keystone counseling services are available to residents of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania who live in Bradford, Columbia, Lebanon, Luzerne, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Schuylkill, Snyder, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Union, and Wyoming Counties.
December 12, 2011
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- December 14 – A very important date if anyone with damage from Hurricane Irene or Tropical Storm Lee has not applied for disaster aid. Wednesday is the last day to apply. Individuals with damage who did not register are ignoring the benefits they may be eligible to receive. For example:
December 9, 2011
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- With the deadline to apply for disaster assistance less than one week away, federal assistance to Pennsylvanians who had damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee stands at $383.4 million. This representsdisaster aid to applicants, insurance settlements, disaster unemployment assistance, and U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) low interest disaster loans. The deadline to register for aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and SBA is Wednesday, December 14.
December 7, 2011
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- December 14 -- that's the deadline to apply for losses caused by Hurricane Irene or Tropical Storm Lee. To register or check the status of an application already filed, call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS) should also call 1-800-621- 3362. Applicants with a speech disability or hearing loss who use TTY should call 1-800-462-7585. For those who have a disability and need assistance, a call to FEMA will get them help.
December 2, 2011
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Residents, neighbors, business owners, and visitors of Shickshinny are invited to a public meeting to be held on Thursday, December 8th. The Shickshinny Long-Term Community Recovery team urges all interested stakeholders to bring their best ideas for rebuilding a safer, stronger, more sustainable community. The team works in partnership with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Shickshinny suffered major damage following Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee.