President Declares Disaster for Pennsylvania
D.C. – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management
Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to supplement commonwealth and local recovery
efforts in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding during the
period of June 26 to July 11, 2013. Clearfield and Jefferson are among the
counties eligible for the funding.
President's action makes federal funding 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
severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding in Centre, Clearfield, Clinton,
Crawford, Fayette, Huntingdon, Jefferson, Lawrence, Venango, and Wayne
funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation
measures for all counties in the Commonwealth.
L. Keldsen has been named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal
recovery operations in the affected area. Keldsen said additional designations
may be made at a later date if requested by the commonwealth and warranted by
the results of further damage assessments.