Barletta Bulletin 8.4.13
As you may know, Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee brought an epic 500-year flood to the Susquehanna River basin and other parts of Pennsylvania in 2011. Our communities faced devastation unlike anything we’ve ever experienced. People lost everything: their jobs as local businesses closed, their homes and property, and their prized possessions and family keepsakes, which were destroyed and gone forever. To protect victims of natural disasters, I recently introduced the Disaster Loan Fairness Act of 2013 (H.R. 2857).