Not enough hailstorm damage for disaster declaration

Not enough hailstorm damage for disaster declaration

READING, Pa. - Last month's bizarre hailstorm didn't cause enough damage to warrant a federal disaster declaration, officials said.

The county collected data about uninsured damage from municipal government agencies. The goal was to see if there was enough damage to qualify for special low interest loans to cover repair costs.

County officials said the storm damage reported is significant, but it doesn't meet the federal government's threshold.

The program is designed to help businesses that lose revenue or have major damage.

DISCLAIMER FOR COMMENTS: The views expressed by public comments are not those of this company or its affiliated companies. Please note by clicking on "Post" you acknowledge that you have read the TERMS OF USE  and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Your comments may be used on air. Be polite. Inappropriate posts or posts containing offsite links may be removed by the moderator.

Allentown, PA 18102




  • %

This Week's Circulars

Latest from the newsroom