WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and ordered federal aid to supplement commonwealth and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms and flooding during the period of April 25-28, 2011.
Federal funding is available to commonwealth and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe storms and flooding in the counties of Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan, Tioga, and Wyoming.
Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures for all counties in the commonwealth.
Thomas J. McCool has been named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area. McCool said that additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.
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