Friday, October 1, 2021

PA disaster Declaration Extended for Ida Damage

The remnants of Hurricane Ida raised the level of the Schuylkill River significantly.

Blogger's Note:
The following was shamelessly lifted from the Sept. 23 weekly newsletter issued by state Rep. Tracy Pennycuick, R-147th Dist.

Recognizing the long recovery ahead in many areas of the state that suffered extensive damage related to Tropical Storm Ida, the state House and Senate has approved a resolution extending the governor’s disaster emergency declaration issued Aug. 31.
State Rep. Tracy Pennycuick

The resolution proposes to extend the declaration through Oct. 27.

This is the first time the General Assembly has voted to extend a disaster emergency since voters approved an amendment to the state Constitution limiting a governor’s disaster declarations to a maximum of 21 days. Anything beyond 21 days requires legislative approval.

Many residents and businesses in Montgomery County were negatively impacted by the storm. 

If you are in need of assistance, check out the county’s website. There you will find information on applying for aid from the federal government, U.S. Small Business Administration assistance, Disaster Unemployment Assistance, free transportation, debris collection and more.

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