Pennsylvania’s Irene, Lee relief applications now available through Dec. 14

    The deadline for Pennsylvanians to apply for aid for damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee has been extended to Dec. 14.

    Renters, homeowners and business owners can register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency by phone or online.

    They can also go to a Disaster Recovery Center to get help in person and talk to state representatives about replacing documents or U.S. Small Business Administration officers about loans.

    About $122 million in grants has been approved for more than 88,000 households in Pennsylvania, along with nearly $54 million in SBA loans. FEMA and the SBA have approved $176 million in aid from the storms nationwide.

    To register by phone, call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or, using a TTY, 1-800-462-7585.

    Register online at, or, for tablet or Smartphone users,

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