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

May 9, 2013
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Fourth graders at West Hanover Elementary School kicked off the 30-day countdown to Hurricane Season 2013 on May 2 with a special severe weather preparedness program at the school. During the event, representatives of the Dauphin County Emergency Management Agency, the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA), and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) presented preparedness information.
April 25, 2013
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- An East Greenville resident was honored at the White House on Wednesday for helping Pennsylvanians recover from Hurricane Sandy. Brian Buhman, a volunteer state coordinator of field operations with Team Rubicon USA, is a finalist in the White House “Champions of Change” initiative.  
April 16, 2013
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- More than $3.8 million in funding has been awarded thus far for Hurricane Sandy recovery, the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today.The total amount thus far, $3,816,521, will be funded by PEMA and FEMA on a cost-sharing basis through the Public Assistance program. FEMA has obligated $2,862,391, or 75 percent. The Commonwealth will cover $954,130, or 25 percent.
March 6, 2013
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Bruce Larson is known as a champion of funny car racing, but he is spreading a very serious message this week about car safety. Larson, a legendary National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) world champion drag race driver, recorded a 30-second public service announcement (PSA) for radio broadcast in support of National Severe Weather Preparedness Week, March 3-9. Larson popped out of his lane briefly to record a quick and succinct message: Be prepared for late winter storms by keeping your car winterized and equipped with a kit. 
February 21, 2013
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A Public Assistance and Hazard Mitigation applicant briefing is scheduled for Philadelphia County, the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today. The meeting will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at the Municipal Services Building in Philadelphia. The address is: Municipal Services Building, 16th Floor, Room Z

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