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In brief: Disaster recovery deadline approaches

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Applications for disaster recovery funds related to last year's floods — namely Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee — are due by Jan. 7.

The U.S. Housing and Urban Development allocated $400 million in emergency aid to help communities in eight states with recovery efforts in areas with the greatest extent of unmet need.

HUD awarded Dauphin County a little more than $6.4 million in funds. The county is urging business owners, municipal officials and nonprofit leaders to apply for funds for infrastructure repairs.

More than 3,300 structures in the county were affected, of which 295 were destroyed, the county said. More than 350 acres of crops also were damaged by floods.

Property owners who have received other forms of disaster assistance may apply for the Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Program, the county said. These funds cannot be used to reimburse costs for which funds are made available by the Federal Emergency Management Agency or the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Applications are available at www.DauphinCounty.org, under "Government Services." To access the forms, click "Community & Economic Development" and then "Online Forms." More information is available by calling 717-780-6250.

Jason Scott

Jason Scott

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