SEE ALSO: York has bounced back from Lee's flood
As flooding caused by Tropical Storm Lee hit York County a year ago this week, a number of organizations stepped up to help those in need.
The York-Adams Chapter of the American Red Cross opened two shelters -- one at the Manchester Township municipal building and the other at Eastern York Middle School.
All told, seven families stayed at the shelters, said Leslie Brengle, the chapter's spokeswoman.
After the floodwaters receded, the Red Cross continued to help those affected through its
York-Adams Long Term Recovery Committee, which aids senior, low-income persons or disabled persons and those who applied for FEMA assistance.
The committee reviewed 111 cases, and there are 23 cases that are still open, Brengle said.
FEMA: According to FEMA spokesman Peter Herrick, aid from the federal agency totaled $10 million in assistance programs.
The Public Assistance Grant Program poured nearly $4 million, which was used by municipal and county governments and eligible private nonprofit organizations, into the county.
The remaining roughly $6 million was through the Individual Assistance Program.
Some aid could still trickle into the county, Herrick said.
"Most of the FEMA aid has already been distributed simply because people register for aid very quickly after a disaster, but some will continue to get approved based on eligibility," he said. "Most of the aid that will be obligated from this point will be Public Assistance due to project reviews, estimates and eligibility."
Loans: Residents were also given the option to take out disaster loans from the Small Business Administration to repair storm damage.
The low-interest disaster loans were made available to homeowners, renters, businesses and private, nonprofit organizations to repair or replace real estate, personal property and business assets that were damaged or destroyed.
In all, 182 individuals and businesses received $5.2 million in loans, Herrick said. A total of 3,459 applied for the loans.
Fourteen business were given a total of $1.8 million in loans while 168 individuals were given $3.4 million in loans.
Road damage: Across the state, Lee caused an estimated $120 million in damage to roads and bridges.
A breakdown of how much damage was caused in York County is not yet available, said Mike Crochunis, spokesman for the state Department of Transportation.
Statewide, fewer than 560 roads were closed during flooding, and 529 roads sustained damage. Floodwaters closed 145 bridges and damaged 63, three of which are in York County, Crochunis said.
Under an emergency contract, PennDOT hired contractors to repair the Reynolds Mill Road bridge at or near the Springfield and York townships line, the Kreutz Creek Road bridge between Horn and Orebank road and Libhart Mill Road bridge, both over Kreutz Creek in Hellam Township, Crochunis said.
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