Disaster Relief Approved for Pennsylvania Areas Affected by August Storm

October 23, 2018

Businesses and homeowners in Lancaster, York and surrounding Pennsylvania counties affected by flooding in August will be eligible for low-interest federal loans.

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf said Friday those areas have been approved for disaster relief to repair damage caused by the severe storms on Aug. 31.

Homeowners can borrow up to $200,000 to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate. Businesses and nonprofits can borrow up to $2 million.

Five to 10 inches of rain fell in parts of Lancaster, York and Lebanon counties, causing flash flooding that stranded motorists and led to numerous water rescues.

Wolf said the U.S. Small Business Administration approved his request to declare a disaster in Lancaster and York counties.

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