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Pennsylvania Disaster History
 
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Oct 2009  Fire Columbia, Luzerne, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Schuylkill and Sullivan Counties SBA Physical Damage and Economic Injury 
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Aug 2009  Storms and Flooding Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lehigh, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties SBA Physical Damage and Economic Injury 
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Jul 2009  Fire Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, and York Counties SBA Physical Damage and Economic Injury 
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Jun 2009  Severe Storms and Flooding Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Cambria, Crawford, Erie, Fayette, Indiana, Somerset, Warren, Washington and Westmoreland Counties SBA Physical Damage and Economic Injury 
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Mar 2009  Fire Crawford, Erie, and Warren Counties SBA Physical Damage and Economic Injury 
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Jan 2009  Fire Berks, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, and Montgomery Counties SBA Physical Damage and Economic Injury 
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Sep 2008  Fire Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lehigh, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties SBA Physical Damage and Economic Injury 
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Aug 2008  Fire Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lehigh, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties SBA Physical Damage and Economic Injury 
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Jul 2008  Fire Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Washington, and Westmoreland Counties SBA Physical Damage and Economic Injury 
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Nov 2007  Fire Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lehigh, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties SBA Physical Damage and Economic Injury 
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Aug 2007  Hail Carbon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Monroe, Northampton and Schuylkill counties SBA Economic Injury 
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Aug 2007  Hail and High Winds Bucks County SBA Economic Injury 
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Aug 2007  Severe Storms and Flooding Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Cambria, Fayette, Indiana, Somerset and Westmoreland counties SBA Physical Damage and Economic Injury 
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Jul 2007  Severe Storms and Flooding Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Lawrence and Washington counties SBA Physical Damage and Economic Injury 
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Jun 2007  Severe Storms and Flash Flooding Wayne County SBA Economic Injury 
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Jun 2007  Drought  McKean, Potter and Warren counties SBA Economic Injury 
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May 2007  Drought Erie and Warren counties SBA Economic Injury 
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Apr 2007  Drought and Extreme Heat Beaver, Crawford, Erie, Lawrence and Mercer counties SBA Economic Injury 
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Apr 2007  Severe Storms and Flooding Pike County SBA Economic Injury 
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Apr 2007  Severe Storms and Flooding Bucks and Philadelphia counties SBA Economic Injury 
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Apr 2007  Severe Storms and Flooding Delaware County SBA Economic Injury 
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Apr 2007  Proclamation of Emergency - Severe Winter Storm All 67 counties - to utilize all available resources and personnel as is deemed necessary to cope with the magnitude and severity of this emergency situation.  Governor Edward G. Rendell 
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Feb 2007  Proclamation of Emergency - Severe Winter Storm All 67 counties - to utilize all available resources and personnel as is deemed necessary to cope with the magnitude and severity of this emergency situation. Governor Edward G. Rendell 
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Feb 2007  Proclamation of Emergency - Regulations All 67 counties - waive the regulations regarding hours of service limitations for drivers of commercial vehicles Governor Edward G. Rendell 
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Jan 2007  Fire Bedford,Blair, Cambria, Fulton, Huntingdon, and Somerset counties SBA Physical Damage and Economic Injury 
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Dec 2006  Severe Storms and Tornadoes Carbon, Columbia, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Schuylkill, Sullivan and Wyoming counties SBA Physical Damage and Economic Injury 
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Nov 2006  Severe Storms and Flooding Carbon, Columbia, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Schuylkill, Sullivan and Wyoming counties SBA Physical Damage and Economic Injury 
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Nov 2006  Proclamation of Emergency - Flooding Bradford, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Schuylkill, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Wayne, and Wyoming Counties Governor Edward G. Rendell; Presidential Declaration of Major Disaster for Public Assistance and Hazard Mitigation. 
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Sep 2006  Proclamation of Emergency - Tropical Depression Ernesto All 67 counties - utilize all available resources and personnel as deemed necessary to cope with the magnitude and severity of the emergency situation. Governor Edward G. Rendell 
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Aug 2006  Excessive Rain, Flooding and Flash Flooding Erie, McKean, Potter and Warren counties SBA Economic Injury 
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Jun 2006  Proclamation of Emergency - Flooding Adams, Armstrong, Bedford, Berks, Blair, Bradford, Bucks, Carbon, Centre, Chester, Clinton, Columbia, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, Juniata, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Lycoming, Mifflin, Monroe, Montgomery, Montour, Northampton, Norhtumberland, Perry, Philadelphia, Pike, Potter, Schuylkill, Snyder, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Wayne, Wyoming, and York Counties. Governor Edward G. Rendell; Presidential - Major Disaster for Individual Assistance, Public Assistance and Hazard Mitigation 
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Apr 2006  Proclamation of Emergency - Regulations Southeast Region of the Commonwealth - for greater flexibility in truck driver regulations to accommodate truck drivers in the finding and transporting of fuel. Governor Edward G. Rendell 
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Sep 2005  Proclamation of Emergency - Hurricane Katrina All 67 counties - Proclamation of Emergency to Render Mutual Aid and to Receive and House Evacuees Governor Edward G. Rendell; Presidential Declaration of Emergency as of 9/10/2005 for Public Assistance 
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Sep 2005  Proclamation of Emergency - Hurricane Katrina All 67 counties - regarding waiving enforcement of applicable state laws & regs that govern transport of oversized loads Governor Edward G. Rendell 
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Apr 2005  Severe Storms, Flooding, and Mudslides Bradford, Bucks, Columbia, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Northampton, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne and Wyoming Counties Governor Edward G. Rendell; Presidential - Major Disaster for Individual Assistance, Public Assistance and Hazard Mitigation 
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Mar 2005  Heavy Rainfall/Snowstorm/Embankment Failures Beaver, Greene, Washington and Westmoreland Counties Governor Edward G. Rendell 
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Sep 2004  Tropical Depression Ivan AS OF 10/6/04 - Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Blair, Bradford, Bucks, Butler, Cameron, Carbon, Centre, Chester, Clarion, Clinton, Clearfield, Columbia, Crawford, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, Juniata, Lackawanna, Lawrence, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Lycoming, Mifflin, Monroe, Montour, Montgomery, Northampton, Northumberland, Perry, Philadelphia, Pike, Schuylkill, Snyder, Somerset, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Washington, Wayne, Westmoreland, Wyoming and York Counties Governor Edward G. Rendell; AS OF 10/19/04 - Presidential - Major Disaster (Individual Assistance and Public Assistance for Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Blair, Bradford, Bucks, Butler, Cameron Carbon, Centre, Chester, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Columbia, Crawford, Cumberland, Dauphin, Elk (Individual Assistance Only), Delaware, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Huntington, Indiana, Jefferson, Juniata, Lackawanna, Lawrence, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Lycoming, Mifflin, Monroe, Montgomery, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland, Perry, Philadelphia, Pike, Potter (Individual Assistance Only)Schuylkill, Snyder, Somerset, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Washington, Wayne, Westmoreland, Wyoming and York Counties 
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Sep 2004  Tropical Depression Frances Bedford, Beaver, Blair,Crawford, Erie, Huntingdon, Lawrence, Warren and Washington counties Governor Edward G. Rendell; Presidential Major Disaster (IndividualAssistance to Individuals and Households) 
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Aug 2004  Multiple Storm Systems Delaware, Montgomery & Philadelphia Counties Governor Edward G. Rendell; Presidential - Major Disaster (Individual Assistance and Hazard Mitigation) 
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Jun 2004  Heavy Rain, High Winds and Flooding Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Lawrence, Mercer & Washington Counties SBA - Physical Damage and Economic Injury 
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May 2004  Heavy Rain, High Winds and Flooding Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster and York Counties SBA - Physical Damage and Economic Injury 
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Jan 2004  Sinkhole Northampton County Governor Edward G. Rendell 
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Dec 2003  High Winds and Heavy Rains Greene County Governor Edward G. Rendell; SBA - Physical Damage/Economic Injury 
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Sep 2003  Hurricane Isabel/Henri Statewide Governor's Proclamation of Disaster Emergency - Governor Edward G. Rendell; Presidential Declaration - Individual Assistance for Chester County; SBA - EIDL for Berks, Delaware, Lancaster and Montgomery Counties 
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Aug 2003  High Winds and Heavy Rains Crawford, Forest, Lackawanna, Mercer, McKean, Potter, Tioga, Venango, Warren, Wayne and Wyoming Counties Governor's Proclamation of Disaster Emergency, Governor Edward G. Rendell; Presidential for Public Assistance - Clarion, Forest, and Wyoming counties; Presidential for Individual Assistance in Blair County; Presidential for Individual Assistance and Public Assistance in Wayne, Lackawanna, Tioga, Potter, McKean, Warren, Crawford, Mercer, Venango and Lawrence counties; SBA - Economic Injury Disaster Loan for McKean, Potter & Tioga; SBA - Physical Damage and Economic Injury for Crawford County 
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Apr 2003  Fire Forest, Clarion, Elk, Jefferson, McKean, Venango and Warren Counties SBA - Economic Injury Disaster Loan 
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Mar 2003  Fire, Borough of Emporium Cameron, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, McKean and Potter counties SBA-Economic Injury Disaster Loan 
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Feb 2003  Severe Winter Storm Adams, Bedford, Berks, Blair, Cambria, Carbon, Chester, Clinton, Columbia, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Fayette, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Huntingdon, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Lycoming, Mifflin, Montour, Montgomery, Northampton, Northumberland, Perry, Philadelphia, Schuylkill, Snyder, Somerset, Union, Washington, Westmoreland, and York counties Governor's Proclamation of Disaster Emergency, Governor Edward G. Rendell; Pres-EM 
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Aug 2002  Severe Storms - May 31 Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Washington and Westmoreland Counties SBA-Economic Injury Disaster Loan 
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Jul 2002  Flash Flood Washington County SBA - Physical and Economic Injury 
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Feb 2002  Drought & Water Shortage Adams, Bedford, Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Montgomery, Monroe, Northampton, Perry, Philadelphia, Pike, Schuylkill, Wayne and York counties Governor Mark S. Schweiker; Governor's Proclamation -  
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Oct 2001  Fire Philadelphia SBA - Economic Injury Disaster Loan 
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Sep 2001  Terrorism Somerset County Governor Tom Ridge; Governor's Proclamation 
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Aug 2001  Flooding Lehigh, Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Montgomery, Northampton and Schuylkill counties SBA - Economic Injury Disaster Loan 
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Jun 2001  Flash Flood (Tropical Storm Allison) Bucks, Montgomery, Berks Counties Governor Tom Ridge, Governor's Proclamation & President's Declaration Of Major Disaster; Individual Assistance - Bucks County; Individual Assistance and Public Assistance - Montgomery and Berks counties 
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May 2001  Fire  Montgomery, Bucks, Berks, Chester, Delaware, Lehigh and Philadeplhia counties SBA 
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Mar 2001  Fire  Montgomery, Bucks, Berks, Chester, Delaware, Lehigh and Philadelphia counties SBA 
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Aug 2000  Flooding  Bucks County  Governor Tom Ridge, Governor's Proclamation  
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Aug 2000  Flooding  Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Cambria, Fayette, Indiana, Somerset, Washington and Westmoreland counties  SBA - Physical Disaster Loans & Economic Injury Disaster Loan 
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Feb 2000  Flooding  Allegheny, Fayette, Washington and Westmoreland counties  Governor Tom Ridge, Governor's Proclamation & SBA for Allegheny, Beaver, Fayette, Greene, Washington & Westmoreland counties 
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Dec 1999  Fire Cumberland County SBA 
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Sep 1999  Hurricane Floyd  All 67 Counties  Governor Tom Ridge, Governor's Proclamation & President's Declaration Of Major Disaster - Individual Assistance - Berks County; Individual Assistance and Public Assistance - Bucks, Chester, Adams and Philadelphia counties; Individual Assistance and Public Assistance, Categories A & B - Lancaster and York counties 
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Sep 1999  Flash Flooding (Tropical Depression Dennis)  Dauphin, Lycoming, Northumberland, Snyder and Union counties  Governor Tom Ridge, Governor's Proclamation & President's Declaration Of Major Disaster - Individual Assistance Only 
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Aug 1999  Flash Flooding  McKean County, Juniata County  Governor Tom Ridge, Governor's Proclamation & President's Declaration Of Major Disaster 
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Jul 1999  Drought  Adams, Allegheny, Beaver, Bedford, Berks, Blair, Bradford, Bucks, Cambria, Cameron, Carbon, Centre, Chester, Clearfield, Clinton, Columbia, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Fayette, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Huntingdon, Indiana, Juniata, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lawrence, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Lycoming, Mifflin, Monroe, Montgomery, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland, Perry, Philadelphia, Pike, Potter, Schuylkill, Snyder, Somerset, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Washington, Wayne, Westmoreland, Wyoming, and York  Governor Tom Ridge-Governor's Proclamation, Individual Assistance, Hazard Mitigation Grant Program - Amended to include all 67 counties for an agricultural disaster 
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Feb 1999  West Shore Farmer's Market Fire  Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Perry and York Counties  SBA - Physical Disaster Loans & Economic Injury Disaster Loan 
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Dec 1998  Drought  Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Cameron, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Jefferson, Lycoming, Snyder and Somerset Counties  Governor Tom Ridge - Governor's Proclamation 
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Jun 1998  Severe Storms/Tornadoes  Allegheny, Beaver, Berks, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, McKean, Monroe, Montgomery, Northumberland, Philadelphia, Pike, Somerset, Susquehanna, Tioga and Wyoming Counties  Governor Tom Ridge - Governor's Proclamation; Presidential Major Disaster for Individual Assistance for Pike, Berks, Allegheny, Beaver, Somerset, Wyoming and Susqhenanna counties 
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May 1998  I-95 Highway Disaster  Delaware County  Governor Tom Ridge - Governor's Proclamation 
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Jan 1998  Fire  Philadelphia  SBA - Physical Disaster Loans & Economic Injury Disaster Loan 
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Jul 1997  Flooding  Allegheny  SBA - Economic Injury Disaster Loan 
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Apr 1997  Snowstorm  Carbon, Chester, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, Schuylkill & Wayne Counties  Governor Tom Ridge - Governor's Proclamation 
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Mar 1997  Tire Fire  Washington County  Governor Tom Ridge - Governor's Proclamation 
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Jan 1997  Fire  Allegheny  SBA - Economic Injury Disaster Loan 
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Nov 1996  Flooding  Tioga County  Governor Tom Ridge - Governor's Proclamation & President's Declaration Of Major Disaster 
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Sep 1996  Flooding  Cumberland, Huntingdon, Juniata, Mifflin, Montgomery and Perry Counties  Governor Tom Ridge - Governor's Proclamation & President's Declaration Of Major Disaster 
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Sep 1996  Flooding  Erie  SBA - Physical Disaster Loans & Economic Injury Disaster Loan 
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Jul 1996  Flooding  Armstrong, Blair, Cambria, Clarion, Clearfield, Crawford, Greene, Indiana, Jefferson, Mercer and Venango Counties  Governor Tom Ridge - Governor's Proclamation & President's Declaration Of Major Disaster 
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Jun 1996  Flooding  Adams, Beaver, Bedford, Bucks, Cambria, Crawford, Franklin and Huntingdon Counties  Governor Tom Ridge - Governor's Proclamation & President's Declaration Of Major Disaster 
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Mar 1996  Highway Bridge (I-95) Destruction  Philadelphia  Governor Tom Ridge - Governor's Proclamation 
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Jan 1996  Severe Winter Storms  Adams, Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Berks, Blair, Bradford, Bucks, Cambria, Cameron, Carbon, Centre, Chester, Clearfield, Clinton, Columbia, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Elk, Fayette, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, Juniata, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Lycoming, Luzerne, McKean, Mifflin, Monroe, Montgomery, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland, Perry, Philadelphia, Pike, Potter, Schuykill, Snyder, Somerset, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Wayne, Westmoreland, Wyoming and York - Public Assistance; All 67 counties declared for Individual Assistance  Governor Tom Ridge - Governor's Proclamation & President's Declaration Of Major Disaster 
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Jan 1996  Fire  Bucks  SBA - Physical Disaster Loans & Economic Injury Disaster Loan 
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Jan 1996  Flooding All Counties Governor Tom Ridge - Governor's Proclamation; President's Declaration of Major Disaster 
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Oct 1995  Fire  Monroe  SBA - Physical Disaster Loans & Economic Injury Disaster Loan 
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Sep 1995  Drought  Adams, Berks, Bradford, Bucks, Cameron, Carbon, Centre, Chester, Clearfield, Clinton, Columbia, Delaware, Lackawanna, Lehigh, Luzerne, Lycoming, Monroe, Montgomery, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland, Philadelphia, Pike, Potter, Schuylkill, Snyder, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Wayne, Wyoming  Governor Tom Ridge - Governor's Proclamation 
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Mar 1995  Fire  Montgomery  SBA - Physical Disaster Loans & Economic Injury Disaster Loan 
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Dec 1994  Fire  Blair  SBA - Economic Injury Disaster Loan 
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Sep 1994  Airplane Crash  Allegheny, Beaver Counties  Governor Robert P. Casey - Governor's Proclamation 
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Aug 1994  Flooding  Bradford, Lycoming, Tioga Counties  Governor Robert P. Casey - Governor's Proclamation & SBA - Physical Disaster Loans & Economic Injury Disaster Loan 
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Jul 1994  Flood  Philadelphia  SBA - Physical Disaster Loans & Economic Injury Disaster Loan 
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Jan 1994  Severe Winter Storms  All 67 Counties (Centre County also received SBA - EIDL)  Governor Robert P. Casey - Governor's Proclamation & President's Declaration Of Major Disaster 
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Dec 1993  Fire  Cumberland  SBA - Economic Injury Disaster Loan 
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Aug 1993  Flash Flood  Bucks  SBA - Physical Disaster Loans & Economic Injury Disaster Loan 
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Apr 1993  Flash Flood  Wyoming  SBA - Physical Disaster Loans & Economic Injury Disaster Loan 
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Mar 1993  Blizzard  All 67 Counties  Governor Robert P. Casey - Governor's Proclamation & President's Declaration of Emergency 
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Mar 1993  Fire  Philadelphia  SBA - Physical Disaster Loans & Economic Injury Disaster Loan 
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Feb 1993  Fire  Bucks  SBA - Physical Disaster Loans & Economic Injury Disaster Loan 
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Jan 1993  Fire  Allegheny  SBA - Physical Disaster Loans & Economic Injury Disaster Loan 
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Aug 1992  Fire  Chester  SBA - Physical Disaster Loans & Economic Injury Disaster Loan 
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Jul 1992  Fire  Philadelphia  SBA - Physical Disaster Loans & Economic Injury Disaster Loan 
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Jul 1992  Flood  Warren  SBA - Physical Disaster Loans & Economic Injury Disaster Loan 
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Jun 1992  Fire  Bucks  SBA - Economic Injury Disaster Loan 
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Mar 1992  Fire  Clearfield  SBA - Economic Injury Disaster Loan 
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Aug 1991  Flash Flood  Delaware  SBA - Physical Disaster Loans & Economic Injury Disaster Loan 
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Jul 1991  Drought  Adams, Bedford, Blair, Bradford, Cambria, Cameron, Carbon, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Columbia, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lebanon, Luzerne, Lycoming, Mifflin, Monroe, Montour, Northumberland, Perry, Pike, Potter, Schuylkill, Snyder, Somerset, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Wayne, Wyoming, York  Governor Robert P. Casey - Governor's Proclamation 
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Jun 1991  Fire  Dauphin  Governor Robert P. Casey - Governor's Proclamation & President's Declaration Of Major Disaster 
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May 1990  Fire  Bucks  SBA - Physical Disaster Loans & Economic Injury Disaster Loan 
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Apr 1990  Petroleum Spill  Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler  Governor Robert P. Casey - Governor's Proclamation 
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Jan 1990  Fire  Dauphin  SBA - Physical Disaster Loans & Economic Injury Disaster Loan 
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Sep 1989  Flood  Berks, Carbon, Lancaster, Lehigh, Northampton  SBA - Physical Disaster Loans & Economic Injury Disaster Loan 
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Jul 1989  Flood  Chester, Delaware  SBA - Physical Disaster Loans & Economic Injury Disaster Loan 
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Mar 1989  Fire  Montgomery  SBA - Physical Disaster Loans & Economic Injury Disaster Loan 
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Feb 1989  Fire  Chester  SBA - Physical Disaster Loans & Economic Injury Disaster Loan 
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Dec 1988  Fire  Bucks  SBA - Physical Disaster Loans & Economic Injury Disaster Loan 
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Jan 1988  Fire  Luzerne  SBA - Physical Disaster Loans & Economic Injury Disaster Loan 
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Jan 1988  Oil Spill  Allegheny, Beaver, Washington  Governor Robert P. Casey - Governor's Proclamation 
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Dec 1987  Fire  Lycoming  SBA - Physical Disaster Loans & Economic Injury Disaster Loan 
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Sep 1987  Flood  Berks, Lehigh, Northampton  SBA - Physical Disaster Loans & Economic Injury Disaster Loan 
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Jun 1987  Fire  Bucks  SBA - Physical Disaster Loans & Economic Injury Disaster Loan 
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Jul 1986  Flood  Lancaster  Governor Dick Thornburgh - Governor's Proclamation & President's Declaration Of Major Disaster 
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Jul 1986  Subsidence  Philadelphia  SBA - Declined 
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May 1986  Flood  Allegheny  President's Declaration Of Major Disaster; Governor Dick Thornburgh - Governor's Proclamation 
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Nov 1985  Flood  Allegheny, Fayette, Greene, Somerset, Washington, Westmoreland  President's Declaration Of Major Disaster; Governor Dick Thornburgh - Governor's Proclamation 
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Nov 1985  Flash Flood  Fayette, Greene, Westmoreland  SBA - Physical Disaster Loans & Economic Injury Disaster Loan 
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Sep 1985  Flood  Lackawanna, Luzerne, Susquehanna, Wayne, Wyoming, Carbon  President's Declaration Of Major Disaster; Governor Dick Thornburgh - Governor's Proclamation 
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Sep 1985  Flood  Carbon, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Wayne, Wyoming, Susquehanna  SBA - Physical Disaster Loans & Economic Injury Disaster Loan 
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May 1985  Tornado  Erie, Crawford, Warren, McKean, Mercer, Venango, Forest, Butler, Beaver, Clearfield, Lycoming, Union, Northumberland  President's Declaration Of Major Disaster; Governor Dick Thornburgh - Governor's Proclamation 
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Aug 1984  Flood  Armstrong, Allegheny, McKean, Westmoreland, Bedford, Blair, Somerset  President's Declaration Of Major Disaster; Governor Dick Thornburgh - Governor's Proclamation 
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Feb 1982  Flash Flood/ Ice Jam  Venango (Oil City)  Governor Dick Thornburgh - Governor's Proclamation & President's Declaration Of Major Disaster 
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Jun 1981  Flash Flood  Venango, Clarion, Mercer, Jefferson, Crawford  President's Declaration Of Major Disaster; Governor Dick Thornburgh - Governor's Proclamation 
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Feb 1981  Flash Flood  Pike (Matamoras)  SBA 
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Feb 1981  Flash Flood/ Ice Jam  Venango (Oil City)  SBA 
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Jan 1981  Fire  Washington (Charleroi)  SBA 
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Nov 1980  Drought Emergency  Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Chester, Delaware, Lackawanna, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia, Pike, Schuylkill, Wayne, plus 34 Central/ Eastern Counties  Governor Dick Thornburgh - Governor's Proclamation 
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Aug 1980  Flash Flood  Armstrong, Butler, Clarion  President's Declaration Of Major Disaster; Governor Dick Thornburgh - Governor's Proclamation 
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Aug 1980  Flash Flood  Allegheny  None 
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Jun 1980  Tornado  Armstrong, Westmoreland  Governor Dick Thornburgh - Governor's Proclamation & President's Declaration Of Major Disaster 
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Jun 1980  Fire  Indiana (Indiana Borough)  None 
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Jun 1980  High Winds/Hail  York  None 
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Jul 1979  Flood  Bucks  None 
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Mar 1979  Fire  Lycoming (Williamsport)  None 
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Mar 1979  Nuclear Facility Incident (TMI)  Dauphin, Lancaster, York, Cumberland, Perry, Lebanon  None 
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Feb 1979  Fire  Warren (Tidioute)  None 
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Jan 1979  Flood  Lackawanna, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Mifflin, Montgomery  None 
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Dec 1978  Fire  Delaware (Morton)  None 
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Jul 1978  High Winds  Armstrong, Clarion, Jefferson  None 
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Apr 1978  Fire  Monroe (East Stroudsburg)  Governor Milton J. Shapp - Governor's Proclamation & President's Declaration Of Major Disaster 
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Feb 1978  Blizzard  All 67 Counties  Governor Milton J. Shapp - Governor's Proclamation 
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Jan 1978  Heavy Snow  All 67 Counties  Governor Milton J. Shapp - Governor's Proclamation 
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Jan 1978  Flood  Bradford, Lancaster, Northumberland  None 
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Sep 1977  Tornado  Erie (Lake City)  None 
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Sep 1977  Tornado  Erie (Washington Township)  None 
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Jul 1977  Flash Flood  Allegheny, Snyder, Warren None 
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Jul 1977  Flash Flood  Bedford, Cambria, Clearfield, Crawford, Indiana, Jefferson, Somerset, Westmoreland  President's Declaration Of Major Disaster; Governor Milton J. Shapp - Governor's Proclamation 
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Jul 1977  Flood  Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Clearfield, Indiana, Jefferson, Somerset, Westmoreland  SBA - Physical Disaster Loans & Economic Injury Disaster Loan 
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Jun 1977  Tornado  Armstrong  None 
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Apr 1977  Tornado  Dauphin  None 
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Jan 1977  Gas Shortage/ Severe Winter Weather  Beaver, Cambria, Carbon, Clarion, Clearfield, Crawford, Erie, Fayette, Indiana, Jefferson, Lawrence, Luzerne, Mercer, Potter, Schuylkill, Somerset, Tioga, Venango, Washington, Wayne, Westmoreland  President's Declaration of Emergency; Governor Milton J. Shapp - Governor's Proclamation 
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Oct 1976  Flood  Adams, Bradford, Columbia, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Juniata, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lebanon, Luzerne, Mifflin, Northumberland, Perry, Schuylkill, Snyder, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Wayne, Wyoming, York  President's Declaration Of Major Disaster; Governor Milton J. Shapp - Governor's Proclamation 
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Jul 1976  Flood  Armstrong, Tioga, and Wayne  Governor Milton J. Shapp - Governor's Proclamation 
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Jul 1976  Flood  Tioga  President's Declaration Of Major Disaster; Governor Milton J. Shapp - Governor's Proclamation 
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Jul 1976  High Winds/ Flooding  Jefferson, Westmoreland  Governor Milton J. Shapp - Governor's Proclamation 
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Jul 1976  Tornado  Lycoming  None 
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May 1976  Fire  Allegheny (McKeesport)  Governor Milton J. Shapp - Governor's Proclamation 
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Mar 1976  Heavy Rain/Ice  Erie  Governor Milton J. Shapp - Governor's Proclamation 
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Mar 1976  Tornado  York  None 
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Sep 1975  Flood (Eloise)  Adams, Berks, Bradford, Centre, Clinton, Columbia, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Juniata, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lebanon, Luzerne, Lycoming, Mifflin, Montour, Northampton, Perry, Potter, Schuylkill, Snyder, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Wayne, Wyoming, York  President's Declaration Of Major Disaster; Governor Milton J. Shapp - Governor's Proclamation 
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Apr 1975  High Winds  Statewide  None 
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Mar 1975  Tornado  Beaver  None 
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Dec 1974  Heavy Snow/ Power Outage  Southwestern Counties  Governor Milton J. Shapp - Governor's Proclamation 
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Sep 1974  Flood  Indiana, Jefferson, Sullivan  None 
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Aug 1974  Flash Flood  Westmoreland  President's Declaration of Emergency - Governor's Proclamation 
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Aug 1974  Flood  Jefferson, Westmoreland  Governor Milton J. Shapp - Governor's Proclamation, Individual Assistance, Hazard Mitigation Grant Program - Amended to include all 67 counties for an agricultural disaster 
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Jul 1974  Flood  Western and Northern Central Counties  Governor Milton J. Shapp - Governor's Proclamation 
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Jul 1974  Flash Flood  Fulton (Ft. Littleton Scout Camp)  None 
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Jul 1974  Windstorm  Mifflin  None 
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May 1974  Flood  Crawford, Erie  None 
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Apr 1974  Flood  Erie, Lawrence  None 
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Feb 1974  Truckers Strike  Statewide  Governor Milton J. Shapp - Governor's Proclamation 
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Jan 1974  Flood  Allegheny, Fayette, Lawrence  None 
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Dec 1973  Flood  Montgomery  None 
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Sep 1973  Flood  Washington  None 
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Jul 1973  Flood  Berks, Bucks, Chester, Columbia, Delaware, Lancaster, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, Wayne  President's Declaration Of Major Disaster 
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Dec 1972  Flood  Westmoreland  None 
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Dec 1972  Steam Heat Problem  Philadelphia (Lower Merion)  Governor Milton J. Shapp - Governor's Proclamation 
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Nov 1972  Flood  Erie  None 
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Nov 1972  Flood  Bucks  None 
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Sep 1972  Flood  Indiana  President's Declaration Of Major Disaster 
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Jun 1972  Flood (Agnes)  All 67 counties  President's Declaration Of Major Disaster; Governor Milton J. Shapp - Governor's Proclamation 
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Feb 1972  Heavy Snow  Statewide  Governor Milton J. Shapp - Governor's Proclamation 
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Sep 1971  Flood  Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Philadelphia  Governor Milton J. Shapp - Governor's Proclamation; & President's Declaration Of Major Disaster 
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Mar 1971  Drought  Allegheny  Governor Milton J. Shapp - Governor's Proclamation 
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Mar 1971  Land Subsidence  Beaver  Governor Milton J. Shapp - Governor's Proclamation 
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Aug 1969  Flood  Carbon, Monroe, Schuylkill  President's Declaration Of Major Disaster 
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Jul 1969  Flash Flood  Monroe  President's Declaration of Emergency; Governor Raymond P. Shafer - Governor's Proclamation 
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Aug 1967  Flash Flood  Northampton  None 
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Jan 1966  Heavy Snow  Statewide  Governor William W. Scranton - Governor's Proclamation 
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Aug 1965  Drought  Delaware River Basin  President's Declaration Of Major Disaster; Governor William W. Scranton - Governor's Proclamation 
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Mar 1964  Flood  Allegheny River, W. Branch Susquehanna River  Governor William W. Scranton - Governor's Proclamation 
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Sep 1963  Drought  Numerous Communities Statewide  Governor William W. Scranton - Governor's Proclamation & President's Declaration Of Major Disaster 
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Aug 1963  Violent Wind  Allegheny  Governor William W. Scranton - Governor's Proclamation 
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Mar 1963  Ice Jam  Susquehanna-Juniata Rivers  Governor William W. Scranton - Governor's Proclamation 
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Aug 1962  Refuse Bank Fire  Luzerne (Plymouth)  Governor David L. Lawrence - Governor's Proclamation 
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Jan 1959  Mine Flood  Luzerne (Pittston)  President's Declaration Of Major Disaster; Governor George Michael Leader - Governor's Proclamation 
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Feb 1958  Heavy Snow  Berks, Bucks, Chester, Dauphin, Delaware, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, York, City of Philadelphia  Governor's Proclamation 
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Aug 1956  Flood  Beaver, Greene, Washington President's Declaration Of Major Disaster 
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May 1956  Flood  Western counties  President's Declaration Of Major Disaster - Governor's Proclamation 
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Mar 1956  Flood  Warren, Venango  President's Declaration Of Major Disaster 
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Aug 1955  Flood (Diane)  Northeastern counties  President's Declaration Of Major Disaster 
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Oct 1954  Flood (Hazel)  Southwestern counties  President's Declaration Of Major Disaster 
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For more information contact:

Name: Cole Probst
Firm: PEMA
Email: coprobst@pa.gov
Voice: (717) 651-2163