2013-10-10 / Local & State

Federal Aid Approved For Summer Storms, Floods

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The federal government has approved more than $18 million in disaster aid for areas in Pennsylvania that were hit hardest by summer thunderstorms.

Gov. Tom Corbett said Wednesday that the disaster declaration approved by President Barack Obama will help pay for the repair or replacement of properties in 10 counties that saw high winds, heavy rains and flooding in late June and early July.

Corbett says the federal money is available to the state and eligible local governments and nonprofit groups on a cost-sharing basis.

Counties covered by the declaration are Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Crawford, Fayette, Huntingdon, Jefferson, Lawrence, Venango and Wayne.

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