Gov. Wolf declares disaster emergency after touring flood-damaged Delaware County

August 17, 2018

By Staff

Days after downpours and floods ripped through parts of Pennsylvania, including Delaware County, Gov. Wolf declared a disaster emergency, freeing up state money and resources for clean-up and allowing the state to seek federal aid.

“Pennsylvanians in portions of the state hardest hit by heavy rains and subsequent flooding need to know that the state is doing all that it can to help,” the governor said in a statement Friday that cited Delaware, Bradford and Schuylkill  counties as the hardest hit. “This allows the state to seek federal funding for damages and frees up the red tape that can be associated with procuring necessary supplies and services during emergency clean-up.”

DAVID MAIALETTI / Staff Photographer A vehicle sits in flood waters from Darby Creek on Springfield Road in Darby, PA on August 13, 2018.

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