WDIY 88.1: Northampton County has been one of the hardest-hit parts of Pennsylvania when it comes to weather-related disasters. That’s according to a new report. WDIY’s Sarit Laschinsky has more.
The assessment, released by the nonprofit Rebuild by Design, found that nine climate disasters were federally declared in Pennsylvania between 2011-2021.
Out of that total, both Northampton County and Sullivan County had six disaster occurrences each – the most in Pennsylvania. Lehigh County, for comparison, endured two disasters.
Statewide, 53 out of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties had a recent disaster within the past decade, according to the report, and in total $630 million in post-disaster assistance funding was provided by the federal government. Read More >>