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Disaster Recovery Continues In Pennsylvania

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Release date: 
September 6, 2006
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HARRISBURG, Pa. -- State and federal agencies continue to provide assistance and work towards recovery for the counties affected by the storms and floods that impacted the Commonwealth in late June.

22 22 counties have been designated to receive Individual Assistance (IA). IA designation allows for federal funds to aid disaster-affected households in the forms of grants and loans. Berks, Bradford, Bucks, Carbon, Chester, Columbia, Dauphin, Franklin, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lebanon, Luzerne, Monroe, Montgomery, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland, Pike, Schuylkill, Susquehanna, Wayne, and Wyoming counties have been designated.
25 25 counties have been approved for Public Assistance (PA) funds. The program provides assistance for work including debris removal, emergency protective measures, and the restoration of infrastructure to pre-disaster conditions. Adams, Armstrong, Berks, Bradford, Bucks, Carbon, Chester, Columbia, Franklin, Indiana, Lackawanna, Lebanon, Luzerne, Monroe, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland, Perry, Pike, Schuylkill, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Wayne, and Wyoming counties are eligible for the program.
27 There are 27 days left to register for Individual Assistance (IA). October 3 is the deadline for residents living in disaster-designated counties to apply for federal disaster assistance by calling the FEMA toll-free number 1-800-621-FEMA (3362); TTY 1-800-462-7585. Online registration is also available at
4,264 4,264 Pennsylvanians have sought information at Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) throughout the affected areas. No DRCs are open.
10,051 FEMA has completed 10,051 housing inspections. Inspectors record all disaster-related structural damages to homes and document damages to personal property.
11,715 More than 11,715 Pennsylvanians have registered for disaster assistance by calling the FEMA toll-free registration number at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362); TTY 1-800-462-7585.
$67,302 $67,302 in Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) has been approved for 172 eligible victims of the storms and floods. Although the deadlines to apply for DUA have passed, information is available by visiting or calling your county's Pennsylvania CareerLink Office.
$228,273 FEMA has approved a $228,273 Crisis Counseling grant for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Flood victims living in disaster-designated counties can call their county mental health number for assistance. Crisis Counseling helps disaster victims recognize normal stress reactions and emotions ...
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July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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