The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

June 4, 2013

$1.3 million to Shamokin to fix flood-damaged creek wall

By Evamarie Socha
The Daily Item

— SHAMOKIN The city of Shamokin will get $1.34 million in funding to repair damage to the stone wall along Shamokin Creek sustained during Tropical Storm Lee in 2011, Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., announced today.

The funding is from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency. It is specifically is for permanent repairs to 1.23 miles of stone wall along Shamokin Creek that were damaged in the flood.

"The recovery process from Lee has been challenging, but this funding is a positive development in Pennsylvania’s effort to rebuild from the damage,” said Casey. “I will continue to push the federal government to provide as much help as possible to the communities affected by storms so Pennsylvanians whose lives have been disrupted can get back on their feet.”