On Thursday, September 8 and Friday, September 9 of 2011, flood conditions throughout Bradford, Columbia, Luzerne, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Wayne and Wyoming counties threatened the operations of over 1,000 manufacturing businesses, which collectively employ nearly 55,000 workers.
NEPIRC – the only organization funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania that focuses exclusively on assisting northeastern Pennsylvania’s manufacturers – has developed a comprehensive plan of action to help manufacturers recover from the recent flood and return to full production as quickly and affordably as possible.
NEPIRC is offering the following programs to assist manufacturers affected by flooding;
NEPIRC continues to meet with State and Federal Representatives to gather information on help for manufacturers affected by flooding. We will continue to update this page as needed.
Documentation is the word we keep hearing. Document everything damaged and its value before throwing it out. Keep all receipts for items purchased for clean-up and replacement of lost items.
If you are a manufacturer in need of assistance, please email FloodHelp@NEPIRC.com and let us know what you need to get back up and running.
If you are a manufacturer or other organization that has the resources to help others – services, forklifts, pressure washers, drying fans, backhoes, reefer trucks, generators, etc… – please email FloodHelp@NEPIRC.com and a NEPIRC representative will contact you to gather more information about what you have to offer.