Commissioners Authorize Declaration of Disaster Emergency

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The Lackawanna County Commissioners have authorized a Declaration of Disaster Emergency for the County due to the catastrophic storms that swept through the area on Saturday evening, September 9.

While the Declaration is for several specific areas hit the hardest, it also covers the entire County. Other communities that were affected and/or experienced damaged are encouraged to send in information requesting assistance.

State, County, local and EMA officials have toured several communities impacted the hardest to survey the damage. 

Government officials are advising residents and business owners to document all of the damage to their property via written copy and photos. The data should be sent to their respective city, township, or municipality. It will then be submitted to the County‚Äôs EMA office and then on to PEMA for assistance.