President Joe Biden Approves Pennsylvania Declaration Request for Remnants of Hurricane Ida – CBS Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA / AP) – President Joe Biden agreed to Governor Tom Wolf’s motion to declare a disaster in Pennsylvania after the remains of Hurricane Ida hit the state.

“Pennsylvania residents continue to recover from this deadly storm, which is why my administration has made it a top priority to seek federal aid quickly,” said Governor Wolf in a press release Friday. “I am grateful our president was quick to respond, and the federal government worked with state and local officials to conduct damage assessments and determine that Pennsylvanians deserve this important federal aid. Pennsylvanians now have the opportunity to receive financial assistance that will go a long way toward replacing and restoring their property. “

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Biden approved a Major Disaster Statement that allowed individuals to be made available to Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Philadelphia, and York counties, as well as public aid for those counties and Fulton County, and hazard reduction grants for all 67 counties.

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The Major Disaster Statement provides eligible individuals and households with federal funding and services, and federal funding for municipalities, counties, and state governments. Businesses are eligible for aid from the Small Business Administration.

Wolf signed a declaration of emergency on August 31, which will allow government agencies to allocate resources and respond more quickly to requests for government assistance. He said damage to public infrastructure is currently estimated at $ 117 million, “which is well above the Commonwealth’s $ 19.7 million threshold”.

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