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Pennsylvania Recovery Six Months Since Ida Hit

Six months have passed since a major federal disaster was declared for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania after the remnants of Hurricane Ida left many Pennsylvanians with loss and damage. On Sept. 10, 2021, President Biden signed the declaration that allowed FEMA to assist. The declaration provided Individual Assistance (IA) for eight counties including Bedford, and Public Assistance for 12, also including Bedford County.

The registration period for individuals to apply for FEMA assistance ended on Jan. 10, 2022. In that time, more than 83,000 households applied. As a result, between FEMA, t...


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