Governor Tom Corbett Issues Statement Regarding Presidential Declaration of Disaster

Sep 13, 2011, 12:02 ET from Pennsylvania Office of the Governor

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today issued the following statement regarding President Obama's major disaster declaration for Pennsylvania, signed late on September 12, 2011.

"Late last night, upon receipt of my request, President Obama issued a major disaster declaration for Pennsylvania in the wake of Tropical Storm Lee.  This declaration means federal aid will now be available for our residents who have sustained significant damage as a result of last weekend's disaster," Corbett said.  "As our residents begin the rebuilding process the state stands ready to act as a partner in ensuring efficient and timely assistance for all affected Pennsylvania residents.  We will continue to work with FEMA as well as private and volunteer organizations to provide the services Pennsylvanians need during this trying time."

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SOURCE Pennsylvania Office of the Governor