MEUSER ANNOUNCES FEDERAL INVESTMENTS FOR SCHUYLKILL COUNTY
POTTSVILLE, Pa. – Today, Congressman Dan Meuser (PA-09) announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $1,130,278.60 in federal funding to Frackville Borough for roadway and culvert repairs as result of severe storms and flooding which occurred in 2018. This funding is authorized under Section 406 of the Robert T. Stafford Act.
In 2018, severe storms and flooding during the period of August 10-15, 2018 caused significant damage to several roadways and culverts across Northeastern PA, including in Frackville Borough. In response, President Donald J. Trump determined that the damage was of sufficient severity and magnitude to warrant a major disaster declaration. Federal funds were made available to the Commonwealth, eligible local governments, and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of damaged facilities in Bradford, Columbia, Lackawanna, Lycoming, Montour, Schuylkill, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, and Wyoming counties.
Frackville Borough will utilize the funding to address culvert collapse, road washout, and inlet structure washout, as well as upstream and downstream bank erosion. They also intend to utilize mitigation opportunities and current codes and standards to reduce or eliminate similar damages in the future by upsizing culverts.
To read more about FEMA’s Disaster Declaration, please click HERE.