U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) today released the following statement after FEMA announced that it intends to place West Pittston on probationary status on October 1:
"Today's announcement that FEMA intends to put West Pittston on probationary status is an unnecessary and counterproductive decision that won't improve the area's flood plan and could result in higher flood insurance rates for residents. Instead of punishing West Pittston, FEMA should redouble its efforts to work with the community so that progress can be made on a flood protection plan. There's still time for FEMA to take a proactive approach here in a way that helps the residents."