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 15, 2011
News Release
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.
November 14, 2011
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Pennsylvanians who suffered losses because of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee have been approved for well over a quarter billion dollars in disaster relief, announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency. The amount approved is $276 million in aid to the residents and business owners in the Commonwealth – and the figure will continue to climb with the deadline extended to give more individuals a chance to apply. The deadline to register for assistance has been extended to December 14, 2011.
November 10, 2011
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Both expected and sudden storms may cause serious flood damage to property and possessions. Homeowners who take steps to retrofit their home in anticipation of uncertain weather, come out ahead. Have you taken this precaution? Have you wondered if it’s really necessary to go to the expense of retrofitting because you are not in a floodplain or an area prone to flooding?  According to officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA), everyone lives in a floodplain.
November 10, 2011
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- FEMA Hazard Mitigation Specialists are on hand at Lowe’s home improvement stores in Lansdale, Philadelphia, and Reading beginning Thursday, November 10, through 7 P.M. Monday, November 14. Mitigation Outreach teams will be available from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. 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.
November 9, 2011
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The FEMA Hazard Mitigation Outreach teams currently providing storm-damage repair and rebuilding advice in Lancaster, Philadelphia, and Montgomery counties will continue doing so for another week. Originally scheduled through Monday, November 7, 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 9, through Monday, November 14 (The teams are not at Lowe’s stores on Tuesdays):
November 9, 2011
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- If you had flood insurance and received a settlement from your insurance company for losses caused by federally declared disasters Hurricane Irene or Tropical Storm Lee, you are ahead of many storm survivors who had no coverage. Flood insurance is key. However, there are expenses insurance does not cover.

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