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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