Governor Corbett’s Request for Federal Aid Granted for Storm Damage Approved

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Governor Tom Corbett announced this week that the President of the United States has approved his request for a federal disaster declaration for those Pennsylvanians severely impacted by storms and flooding from June 26 to July 11.

“We are grateful that these communities will be receiving the assistance they so badly need,” Corbett said. “The federal government has committed more than $18 million to Pennsylvania that will be used to repair damaged properties and communities across the state.’’

The federal funding is available to the state and eligible local governments, as well as certain nonprofit organizations, on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and repair or replacement of facilities damaged in Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Crawford, Fayette, Huntingdon, Jefferson, Lawrence, Venango, and Wayne counties.

Federal funding is also available for hazard mitigation measures for all counties in the state. These funds can assist in the elevation of homes or purchase of destroyed homes subject to repeated flooding.

Pennsylvania Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be meeting with applicants to help facilitate the process.

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