Governor Wolf Announces Federal Disaster Funding For January Blizzard

March 24, 2016

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced that the federal government has granted his request for federal disaster assistance to reimburse state, county and municipal governments and other eligible private non-profits for costs associated with the response to the winter storm that impacted parts of Pennsylvania Jan. 22-23, 2016.

“The expenses incurred by local governments in responding to this historic snowstorm in many cases wiped out an entire winter budget for snow removal,” said Governor Wolf. “We appreciate that the federal government recognized the impact of the storm and our need for this type of assistance.”

The governor said the following counties are included in the disaster declaration: Adams, Bedford, Berks, Blair, Bucks, Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Fayette, Franklin, Fulton, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Perry, Philadelphia, Schuylkill, Somerset, Westmoreland, and York.

Over the coming weeks, staff from the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency will hold meetings with applicants to thoroughly review all application documentation before forwarding it to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The process is expected to take several weeks, and all reimbursements are handled electronically.

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