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September 08, 2021 - Bridgeport, PA

Gov. Wolf Requests Major Disaster Declaration for Damages from Remnants of Ida

Governor Tom Wolf requested that President Joe Biden declare a major disaster in Pennsylvania following heavy rainfall, severe flash flooding, and tornadoes from Tropical Depression Ida that impacted Pennsylvania on August 31, 2021, through September 5, 2021.

"I am requesting a federal disaster declaration because Pennsylvanians and our communities need and deserve critical support as they recover from significant damages to their homes and public infrastructure," Gov. Wolf said. "This storm brought historic rainfall and flooding, as well as rare tornadoes, devastating many communities. We believe we meet the federal government's thresholds based on the damage assessments conducted so far, so this request is another necessary step in the process to recover from the impacts of this terrible storm."

The governor's request includes a major disaster declaration for Individual Assistance for Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Philadelphia, and York counties; Public Assistance for Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Fulton, Montgomery, Philadelphia, and York counties; and for the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program to be made available to all 67 counties of the Commonwealth.



<a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19109_gov_stormDamage_dz_001.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf greeting residents while touring storm damage.   , Governor Wolf visited the Borough of Bridgeport to tour some of the areas affected by the remnants of Ida. The governor, joined by local officials, viewed and discussed the impact to damaged areas, including businesses, homes and infrastructure. Bridgeport, PA - September 08, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19109_gov_stormDamage_dz_002.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf touring storm damage with Chief Todd J. Bereda,  Chief of Police, Emergency Management Coordinator Bridgeport PA.   , Governor Wolf visited the Borough of Bridgeport to tour some of the areas affected by the remnants of Ida. The governor, joined by local officials, viewed and discussed the impact to damaged areas, including businesses, homes and infrastructure. Bridgeport, PA - September 08, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19109_gov_stormDamage_dz_003.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaking with residents while touring storm damage.   , Governor Wolf visited the Borough of Bridgeport to tour some of the areas affected by the remnants of Ida. The governor, joined by local officials, viewed and discussed the impact to damaged areas, including businesses, homes and infrastructure. Bridgeport, PA - September 08, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19109_gov_stormDamage_dz_004.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf touring storm damage with Chief Todd J. Bereda,  Chief of Police, Emergency Management Coordinator Bridgeport PA.   , Governor Wolf visited the Borough of Bridgeport to tour some of the areas affected by the remnants of Ida. The governor, joined by local officials, viewed and discussed the impact to damaged areas, including businesses, homes and infrastructure. Bridgeport, PA - September 08, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19109_gov_stormDamage_dz_005.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf touring storm damage with Chief Todd J. Bereda,  Chief of Police, Emergency Management Coordinator Bridgeport PA.   , Governor Wolf visited the Borough of Bridgeport to tour some of the areas affected by the remnants of Ida. The governor, joined by local officials, viewed and discussed the impact to damaged areas, including businesses, homes and infrastructure. Bridgeport, PA - September 08, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19109_gov_stormDamage_dz_006.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>ennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf touring storm damage with residents and community leaders.   , Governor Wolf visited the Borough of Bridgeport to tour some of the areas affected by the remnants of Ida. The governor, joined by local officials, viewed and discussed the impact to damaged areas, including businesses, homes and infrastructure. Bridgeport, PA - September 08, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19109_gov_stormDamage_dz_007.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Resident and business owner Brian Matus showing storm damage to Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf.   , Governor Wolf visited the Borough of Bridgeport to tour some of the areas affected by the remnants of Ida. The governor, joined by local officials, viewed and discussed the impact to damaged areas, including businesses, homes and infrastructure. Bridgeport, PA - September 08, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19109_gov_stormDamage_dz_008.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Local residents showing storm damage to Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf.   , Governor Wolf visited the Borough of Bridgeport to tour some of the areas affected by the remnants of Ida. The governor, joined by local officials, viewed and discussed the impact to damaged areas, including businesses, homes and infrastructure. Bridgeport, PA - September 08, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19109_gov_stormDamage_dz_009.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Resident and business owner Brian Matus showing storm damage to Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf.   , Governor Wolf visited the Borough of Bridgeport to tour some of the areas affected by the remnants of Ida. The governor, joined by local officials, viewed and discussed the impact to damaged areas, including businesses, homes and infrastructure. Bridgeport, PA - September 08, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19109_gov_stormDamage_dz_010.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Local residents showing storm damage to Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf.   Governor Wolf visited the Borough of Bridgeport to tour some of the areas affected by the remnants of Ida. The governor, joined by local officials, viewed and discussed the impact to damaged areas, including businesses, homes and infrastructure. Bridgeport, PA - September 08, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19109_gov_stormDamage_dz_011.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf touring storm damage with Chief Todd J. Bereda,  Chief of Police, Emergency Management Coordinator Bridgeport PA.   Governor Wolf visited the Borough of Bridgeport to tour some of the areas affected by the remnants of Ida. The governor, joined by local officials, viewed and discussed the impact to damaged areas, including businesses, homes and infrastructure. Bridgeport, PA - September 08, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19109_gov_stormDamage_dz_012.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf touring storm damage with Chief Todd J. Bereda,  Chief of Police, Emergency Management Coordinator Bridgeport PA.  Governor Wolf visited the Borough of Bridgeport to tour some of the areas affected by the remnants of Ida. The governor, joined by local officials, viewed and discussed the impact to damaged areas, including businesses, homes and infrastructure. Bridgeport, PA - September 08, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19109_gov_stormDamage_dz_013.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaking with residents while touring storm damage.   Governor Wolf visited the Borough of Bridgeport to tour some of the areas affected by the remnants of Ida. The governor, joined by local officials, viewed and discussed the impact to damaged areas, including businesses, homes and infrastructure. Bridgeport, PA - September 08, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19109_gov_stormDamage_dz_014.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Resident and business owner Brian Matus showing storm damage to Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf.   Governor Wolf visited the Borough of Bridgeport to tour some of the areas affected by the remnants of Ida. The governor, joined by local officials, viewed and discussed the impact to damaged areas, including businesses, homes and infrastructure. Bridgeport, PA - September 08, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19109_gov_stormDamage_dz_015.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf touring storm damage with Chief Todd J. Bereda,  Chief of Police, Emergency Management Coordinator Bridgeport PA.   Governor Wolf visited the Borough of Bridgeport to tour some of the areas affected by the remnants of Ida. The governor, joined by local officials, viewed and discussed the impact to damaged areas, including businesses, homes and infrastructure. Bridgeport, PA - September 08, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19109_gov_stormDamage_dz_016.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaking with the press.   Governor Wolf visited the Borough of Bridgeport to tour some of the areas affected by the remnants of Ida. The governor, joined by local officials, viewed and discussed the impact to damaged areas, including businesses, homes and infrastructure. Bridgeport, PA - September 08, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19109_gov_stormDamage_dz_017.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>PEMA Director Randy Padfield speaks to the press.  Governor Wolf visited the Borough of Bridgeport to tour some of the areas affected by the remnants of Ida. The governor, joined by local officials, viewed and discussed the impact to damaged areas, including businesses, homes and infrastructure. Bridgeport, PA - September 08, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19109_gov_stormDamage_dz_018.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaking with the press.   Governor Wolf visited the Borough of Bridgeport to tour some of the areas affected by the remnants of Ida. The governor, joined by local officials, viewed and discussed the impact to damaged areas, including businesses, homes and infrastructure. Bridgeport, PA - September 08, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19109_gov_stormDamage_dz_019.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaking with the press.   Governor Wolf visited the Borough of Bridgeport to tour some of the areas affected by the remnants of Ida. The governor, joined by local officials, viewed and discussed the impact to damaged areas, including businesses, homes and infrastructure. Bridgeport, PA - September 08, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19109_gov_stormDamage_dz_020.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Congresswoman Madeleine Dean speaking with the press.   Governor Wolf visited the Borough of Bridgeport to tour some of the areas affected by the remnants of Ida. The governor, joined by local officials, viewed and discussed the impact to damaged areas, including businesses, homes and infrastructure. Bridgeport, PA - September 08, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19109_gov_stormDamage_dz_021.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf greeting residents while touring storm damage.   , Governor Wolf visited the Borough of Bridgeport to tour some of the areas affected by the remnants of Ida. The governor, joined by local officials, viewed and discussed the impact to damaged areas, including businesses, homes and infrastructure. Bridgeport, PA - September 08, 2021