Following Severe Storms, Reese Offices Extend Helping Hand
6/23/2009
Westmoreland County has declared a State of Emergency in the wake of severe storms that have caused widespread damage, and Rep. Mike Reese (R-Westmoreland/Fayette) says information is available and he and his staff are helping in any way they can.
 
“These storms have wreaked havoc on many residents, and my district office team is available to those who have been impacted,” said Reese. “The damage is heavy in many areas with flooding, power outages, damaged homes, bridge closures and other effects.”
 
Residents who need any type of relief are encouraged to contact one of Reese’s offices where they can be linked with a variety of service organizations and state agencies that may be able to provide assistance. Reese's offices can be contacted by calling (724) 423-6503 (Norvelt), (724) 238-2155 (Ligonier) or (724) 837-5678 (Dryridge).
 
“After physical safety is assured, it is important to assess your home for damages and make certain your taking appropriate action,” Reese offered. “Please be certain to report damages through proper channels.”
 
Damages should be reported to Westmoreland County emergency management coordinator Richard Matason at (724) 600-7306.
 
The Westmoreland County chapter of the American Red Cross is offering comfort kits, blankets, pillows and other items at its disaster headquarters which has been set up at the Hempfield Township Municipal Building at 1181 Garden St.
 
Rep. Mike Reese
59th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
(724) 423-6503
Contact: Raymond Smith
(717) 705-1834
House Republican Public Relations
Member Site: RepReese.com
Caucus Site: PaHouseGOP.com