Disaster Housing Assistance Tops $7 Million

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Release date: 
October 15, 1999
Release Number: 
1294-15

HARRISBURG, Pa. --, October 15, 1999 -- Checks totaling more than $7.3 million have been approved for more than 5,500 eligible residents who have applied for federal aid under a disaster declaration for flooding damage caused by Hurricane Floyd in seven southeastern Pennsylvania counties.

Since President Clinton declared Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Montgomery, Philadelphia and York counties major disaster areas on Sept. 18, approximately 11,000 individuals and businesses have registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for various disaster-aid programs.

Disaster housing assistance has been approved for the following:

CountyRegistrationsApprovedAmount
Bucks665313$642,098
Chester460179$382,787
Delaware2,1321,093$1,864,224
Lancaster9334$33,163
Montgomery1,251664$944,986
Philadelphia6,2313,211$3,404,377
York5015$31,028
Totals:10,8825,509$7,302,663

The U.S. Small Business Administration has reported approval for 141 loans totaling more than $3.3 million.

If you live in a designated county and sustained any losses as a result of Hurricane Floyd, you can apply for disaster assistance by calling toll-free 1-800-462-9029. The number for those with hearing or speech impairments is 1-800-462-7585 (TTY).

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February 26, 2013 - 16:55
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