Officials: County likely out of options for March snowstorm reimbursement – News – Pennsylvania News

Officials: County likely out of options for March snowstorm reimbursement – News – Pennsylvania News

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RALPH FRANCELLO / THE CITIZENS’ VOICE FILE A PennDOT plow truck pushes snow off Route 11 in Wyoming during the March 14 snowstorm. President Donald Trump on Tuesday denied Gov. Tom Wolf’s appeal for a disaster declaration that would have enabled Luzerne County to request federal disaster relief funds.


Local officials say realistic hope of getting reimbursed for the cost of cleaning up from a huge March snowstorm is likely gone.


President Donald Trump on Tuesday denied Gov. Tom Wolf’s appeal for a disaster declaration that would have enabled Luzerne County to request federal disaster relief funds to offset costs incurred from the March 14 storm, which dumped more than 2 feet of snow on parts of Northeast Pennsylvania.


Wolf last month requested that Trump issue a disaster declaration for nine counties, including Luzerne and Lackawanna.


Trump denied the request after officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency found that damage from the record-setting storm was not widespread enough to warrant a disaster declaration.


Wolf appealed, but acting FEMA…

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