PITTSBURGH (100.1 FM and AM 1020 KDKA) The damage left in the wake of Hurricane Ida in the state of Pennsylvania has been immense; Multiple tornadoes were reported, along with flooding, and heavy storms.
On Wednesday, Gov. Tom Wolf sent a request to President Joe Biden declaring a major disaster.
The request was approved by President Biden on Friday night, meaning Pennsylvania will qualify for critical federal aid.
“Pennsylvanians continue to recover from this deadly storm, which is why my administration made it a top priority to quickly seek federal assistance,” Gov. Wolf said. “I’m grateful our president has responded swiftly, and the federal government worked with state and local officials to conduct damage assessments and determined that Pennsylvanians are deserving of this critical federal aid.
Every county in the state will receive some sort of aid to repair, rebuild, and recover from whatever damages may have been caused by Ida.
Certain counties on the eastern side of the state will receive individual assistance, while every county will be eligible for the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.
Federal agencies such as the Federal Emergency Management Agency will soon begin organizing and opening a multitude of Disaster Recovery Centers.