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Crawford County receives $200,000 in federal flood relief funds

Submitted Fri, 10/04/2013 - 7:27am by Andy Alm

MEADVILLE – Crawford County is receiving a federal disaster grant of over 200-thousand dollars to help with areas damaged by flooding and storms from June 26th to July 11th. 

Emergency Management Director Allen Clark says the federal money will pay for about 75% of the costs associated with this summer’s flooding.

“It’s not only damage, but it’s also emergency response to those floods.  Volunteer fire departments, or even paid departments and agencies, anyone that was out pumping basements and directing traffic could be eligible for this type of funding.”

The federal funding is available to the state and eligible local governments, as well as certain nonprofit organizations.  The federal government has contributed 18-million dollars in disaster relief funds to Pennsylvania in general, and more than 200-thousand to Crawford County.