HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The federal government has declared a major disaster in Pennsylvania from last year’s Superstorm Sandy, making aid available to affected areas across the state.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency made the announcement Thursday. That makes aid available for state and local efforts to recover from the effects of sandy between Oct. 26 and Nov. 8 of last year.
Federal funding will be available to the state, eligible local governments and some nonprofits on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities. It applies to affected areas in Bedford, Bucks, Cameron, Dauphin, Forest, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Monroe, Northampton, Pike, Potter, Somerset, Sullivan, and Wyoming counties.
The storm caused record outages in Pennsylvania. At its peak, 1.2 million customers in the state were without power.