Dec. 12, 2019

TOWANDA – Rep. Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna) today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved funding totaling more than $2.4 million that will go toward the reimbursement costs of repairing roads and bridges in Susquehanna County that were damaged by flash flooding in August 2018.

“The flooding that occurred during that summer was the worst we had seen in many years,” said Pickett. “I am pleased the federal government came through to cover much of the costs involved on the local and state levels in making the necessary repairs to roads and bridges in Susquehanna County.”

Specifically, nearly $1.28 million was awarded to Franklin Township for road repairs and more than $1.15 million to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for bridge work. The federal funding covers 75% of the costs of the projects.

Local municipalities conducted damage assessments following the flooding event and that information was turned over to FEMA to determine if a federal emergency disaster declaration was warranted, qualifying them for the recovery assistance.

Representative Tina Pickett
110th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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