On September 26, the Federal Emergency Management Agency denied Gov. Shapiro’s request for a Federal Disaster Declaration for the flooding that occurred on July 9, 2023 in Berks County.
The July storms caused seven deaths and property damage in Berks, Bucks and Northampton counties. Read more here.
The denial letter said in part, “Based on our review of all of the information available, it has been determined that the damage from this event was not of such severity and magnitude as to be beyond the capabilities of the Commonwealth, affected local governments and voluntary agencies.