Pennsylvania is offering Disaster SNAP cards for those affected by the flooding. It would be enough for a one month food supply.
A disaster recovery center has opened in center city Philadelphia and will stay open, officials say, as long as necessary.
“We saw more flash flooding with Tropical Storm Lee,” said a Montgomery County official. “With Hurricane Irene we saw more widespread flooding and flash flooding throughout most of the eastern section of the county.”
States in the northeast are facing a pumpkin shortage after Hurricane Irene destroyed hundreds of pumpkin patches in the region.
Kyle Kendrick threw five strong innings in the opener of a day-night doubleheader and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Florida Marlins 3-1 Thursday, reducing the magic number for clinching their fifth straight NL East title to three.
The Pennsylvania attorney general’s office says its agents and investigators are now deployed in the Philadelphia region and other areas hit by recent storms, keeping an eye out for scammers and price gouging.
Twenty-seven Pennsylvania counties are now covered by federal disaster declarations from recent floods. But most declarations involve damage either from Hurricane Irene or Tropical Storm Lee – not both.
Government workers have been out in force spraying for mosquitos across eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and with all the rainwater dumped by recent storms their job won’t be ending anytime soon
Flooding from the recent big storms, Lee and Irene, may have left behind a hidden problem: mold. Homeowners are being reminded to act quickly to prevent mold from growing inside their walls.
In Harrisburg, crews put sandbags around the governor’s mansion as the Susquehanna, wide even on a normal day, spilled over its banks.
The Cape May County Department of Tourism routinely surveys some 600 businesses — everything from souvenir shops to real estate agencies.
More than a week after the storm I’m still hearing people talk about how “the media” overreacted.
Governor Christie announced Sunday that the federal government has approved disaster assistance for New Jersey residents impacted by Hurricane Irene in all 21 counties.
Obama on Saturday ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts after the heavy winds, rain and flooding from Aug. 26 to Aug. 30.
Businesses down the shore are hoping this weekend is nothing like last weekend when Hurricane Irene washed away visitors and profits.
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