Disaster relief approved for areas affected by August storm

Written by The Associated Press | Oct 19, 2018 1:55 PM
Flooding Duke Street in Hummelstown

Street signs show where Duke Street can usually be seen above Swatara Creek in Hummelstown on July 25, 2018. (Lisa Wardle/WITF)

(Harrisburg)  -- Businesses and homeowners in Lancaster, York and surrounding counties affected by flooding in August will be eligible for low-interest federal loans.

Gov. Tom Wolf said Friday those areas have been approved for disaster relief to repair damage caused by the severe storms on Aug. 31.

Homeowners can borrow up to $200,000 to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate. Businesses and nonprofits can borrow up to $2 million.

Five to 10 inches of rain fell in parts of Lancaster, York and Lebanon counties, causing flash flooding that stranded motorists and led to numerous water rescues.

Wolf said the U.S. Small Business Administration approved his request to declare a disaster in Lancaster and York counties

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