Federal disaster aid will be available to Pennsylvania for recovery efforts from Hurricane Sandy.
President Barack Obama signed a disaster declaration for Pennsylvania on Thursday. The decree makes federal aid available to state, local and nonprofit efforts to recover from damage sustained between Oct. 26 and Nov. 8 of last year.
The funding is for repairs like removing debris from public area or replacing damaged roads, bridges, schools, recreational areas and other public property, as well as emergency measures and hazard-mitigation projects, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
It applies to areas affected by Sandy in Bedford, Bucks, Cameron, Dauphin, Forest, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Monroe, Northampton, Pike, Potter, Somerset, Sullivan and Wyoming counties.