FEMA to aid Pennsylvania counties hit by January snowstorm
March 23, 2016 9:52 PM
Michael Watkins/Associated Press
Traffic is stalled on turnpike following a severe storm in January.
By Dan Majors / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The Federal Emergency Management Agency tonight announced that disaster aid is being made available to 23 Pennsylvania counties -- including Westmoreland and Fayette -- that were hit hardest by a late January snowstorm.
The money, the amount of which was not stated, will be available to local governments and certain nonprofit organizations for repair or replacement of damaged facilities and reimbursement for emergency work.
Most of the affected counties are in central Pennsylvania, along the turnpike.
Those governments and agencies seeking funds must apply to FEMA for the reimbursements.
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