Pennsylvania Hurricane Sandy (DR-4099)

Incident period: October 26, 2012 to November 8, 2012
Major Disaster Declaration declared on January 10, 2013
PEMA Commonwealth Coordinating Officer John Forr, FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer Tom McCool and WHP-TV 21 CBS Chief Meteorologist Tom Russell at the PEMA-FEMA joint field office in Harrisburg
NHRA World Champion Bruce Larson records PEMA-FEMA PSA
WPMT-TV 43 Fox Meteorologist MaryEllen Pann records PEMA-FEMA PSA

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

February 20, 2013
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The Public Assistance program is for infrastructure recovery. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) emphasizes the differences between the Individual Assistance and Public Assistance programs. Unlike Individual Assistance, through which individuals and households may apply for federal funding to help recover from disasters, Public Assistance provides funding for eligible projects to recover elements of the infrastructure. As an example, damaged public roads, bridges, culverts are elements of the infrastructure.  
February 14, 2013
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Philadelphia County has been added to the Public Assistance declaration for Hurricane Sandy recovery in Pennsylvania, according to officials from the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This announcement makes categories A-G of the federal Public Assistance program available to eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations in Philadelphia County.
January 31, 2013
Blog entry
CAPTION: “Punxsutawney Phil” the groundhog with his official “handlers,” the residents of Punxsutawney who care for him year-round. (Photo courtesy of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club, Inc.)It’s funny how a groundhog can make people think about being prepared for weather.
January 30, 2013
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A Hurricane Sandy Public Assistance and Hazard Mitigation briefing is scheduled for Wyoming County, according to the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Date, time and location of the briefing is as follows: DATE: Tuesday, Feb. 5 TIME: 10 a.m. LOCATION: Wyoming County Emergency Operations Center  3880 State Route 6 East Tunkhannock, PA 18657
January 28, 2013
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The Public Assistance (PA) and Hazard Mitigation briefing for Northampton County has been rescheduled, according to the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The briefing that was scheduled to be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 28 will now be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 6. DATE: Wednesday, Feb. 6 TIME: 1 p.m. LOCATION: Northampton County Emergency Management Services 100 Gracedale Ave.
January 28, 2013
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A Hurricane Sandy Public Assistance briefing is scheduled for Montgomery County, according to the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The briefing will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 1 in Conshohocken.   Montgomery County Public Safety Training Campus 1175 Conshohocken Road Conshohocken, PA 19428

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