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

October 31, 2011
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Survivors of the storms and flooding that ravaged central and eastern Pennsylvania have only two weeks left to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for disaster assistance. The deadline to register is November 14, 2011.
October 28, 2011
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Federal and Commonwealth officials announced all Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will be closed this Saturday based on snow warnings. Snowfall amounts of 6 to 12 inches are predicted for Central and Eastern Pennsylvania. The DRCs will reopen Monday, October 31, at 10 a.m.  DRCs are not open on Sunday.
October 28, 2011
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is offering agent training seminars on flood insurance in several locations across Pennsylvania.  The free seminars will cover basic insurance issues and also focus on how best to assist NFIP policyholders after a flooding event. The seminar is approved for three hours of Pennsylvania continuing education credit, and meets the minimum flood insurance training requirements for the Commonwealth.
October 27, 2011
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Homeowners, renters and business owners in Huntingdon and Monroe  counties are now eligible for Individual Assistance to help recover from the effects of Tropical Storm Lee, which struck the Commonwealth on September 3. In addition to Huntingdon and Monroe, the counties under the disaster declaration are Adams, Berks, Bucks, Bradford, Chester, Columbia, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Lancaster, Lebanon, Luzerne, Lycoming, Montgomery, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland, Perry, Philadelphia, Schuylkill, Snyder, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Union, Wyoming and York. 
October 26, 2011
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- After a disaster, scam artists stay up nights thinking of ways they can defraud innocent individuals already hurting because of a storm or hurricane or other disaster. Officials at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency say these scam artists will not succeed if Pennsylvanians who had storm losses know in advance about their tactics and demand proof of who they are and the services they are selling.  Are they who they claim to be? Ask these questions:
October 26, 2011
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The FEMA Hazard Mitigation Outreach teams currently providing storm-damage repair and rebuilding advice in Lancaster and Snyder Counties will continue doing so for another week. Originally scheduled through Monday, October 24, the teams’ stays have been extended in response to homeowner demand for 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, October 26, through Monday, October 31 (The teams are not at Lowe’s stores on Tuesdays):

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