At least fifteen communities in Venango County are awaiting inspections by federal and state officials to see if disaster relief money will be made available for damages sustained in a series of storms that struck the county during the last week in June.
Officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) are expected to tour the storm-damaged areas on Friday.
The Venango County commissioners were advised on Tuesday that damage estimates submitted by fifteen communities total more than $800,000. That figure includes more than $4,000 in damages reported by the county itself.
Five Pennsylvania counties have already received disaster relief declarations for damages sustained in June storms.