Feds approve $420 million in Pa. disaster aid

    The federal government has approved $420 million in disaster aid for Pennsylvania and that number is expected to rise as more applications are reviewed for Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee relief.

    The Associated Press reports more than 94,000 registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for disaster assistance.

    Thus far, $134 million in assistance grants and $122 million in housing grants have been approved. The National Flood Insurance Program has settled $196 million in insurance claims and the Small Business Association has dispersed $82 million in low-interest loans.


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