Storm-Struck Delaware County Asks for State of Emergency Declaration

One week after severe storms left thousands without power and damaged numerous homes and businesses, Delaware County officials spoke Monday about the recovery efforts and their attempts to get money from the state and FEMA.

Delaware County Council Chairman Mario Civera Jr. said the council asked Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf to declare a state of emergency so that they could access money set aside for municipalities hit the hardest. Some residents also didn't have power for days after the storm as crews scrambled to fix downed and damaged wires.

The money -- about $2 million -- would then be sent down to specific areas like Chester and Upland where millions of dollars of damage occurred, said Civera.

No word yet on if Wolf will make the declaration.

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