THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON DECLARES MAJOR DISASTER IN PENNSYLVANIA
President Clinton today declared a major disaster exists in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and ordered Federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by flooding associated with Tropical Depression Fran on September 6-8, 1996.
The President's action makes Federal funding available to affected individuals in a five county area. The counties include Huntingdon, Juniata, Mifflin, Montgomery, and Perry.
Assistance can include disaster housing, grants, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is continuing to conduct damage surveys in other areas and additional counties may be added after the assessments are completed.