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
November 22, 2011
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
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
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
Huntingdon County Disaster Recovery Center to Close Permanently on Nov. 22: All Centers to Close Over the Thanksgiving Weekend
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
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
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.