Pennsylvania Gets $420M in Disaster Aid

December 21, 2011

The federal government has approved $420 million in disaster aid for Pennsylvanians hit by the one-two punch of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee.

Updated figures from federal and state emergency management officials say more than 94,000 people registered for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

A total of $134 million in assistance grants have been approved along with $122 million in housing assistance including repairs and temporary housing.

The National Flood Insurance Program has settled $196 million in insurance claims and the Small Business Administration has handed out $82 million in low-interest loans.

The deadline to apply for aid was Dec. 14. Officials say applications are still being processed and the final figures for total aid are expected to rise.

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