Pennsylvania’s lead emergency officials say there are still 114 people living in shelters, weeks after the flooding caused by tropical storm Lee in the eastern and central parts of the state.
Efforts are being made to ensure these people will have more permanent housing.
Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency director Glenn Cannon told The Mercury that about 400 temporary housing units will be needed, and 25 trailers have already arrived in the Harrisburg area. The Mercury reported that most of the housing demand will be met by rooms in hotels and motels that will be paid for with both sate and federal money.The state is currently debating whether it should establish a state disaster assistance program. The Mercury says 25 other states have already established the program.