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October 8, 2011
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The Commonwealth and Federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Philadelphia at the Packard Building, 111 S. 15th St., will be closed Sunday and Monday, October 9 and 10. It will reopen Tuesday, October 11. The Philadelphia County DRC at the Belfield Recreation Center, 2109 West Chew Ave., will remain open on both Sunday and Monday, Columbus Day. Its hours will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, October 9, and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday, Columbus Day, October 10. To find other DRCs, go to www.fema.gov/drclocator.
October 8, 2011
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Fifteen counties have been designated for Public Assistance under the President's disaster declaration for Tropical Storm Lee. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) announced that Berks, Bradford, Columbia, Dauphin, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Luzerne, Lycoming, Montour, Schuylkill, Snyder, Sullivan, Susquehanna, and Wyoming Counties have been designated for Public Assistance for emergency work and the repair and replacement of disaster-damaged facilities.
October 7, 2011
News Release
HARRISBURG -- A commonwealth and federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Susquehanna County will open at a new location Sunday, October 9, officials from the Pennsylvania and Federal Emergency Management Agencies (PEMA and FEMA) announced today. The new location is the Susquehanna County Emergency Operations Center, 81 Public Ave. in Montrose. The center’s present location at the Hallstead Fire Department, 133 Lackawanna Ave. in Hallstead will close Saturday at 5 P.M.
October 7, 2011
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- FEMA hazard mitigation specialists are on hand this weekend and early next week at the Lowe's home improvement store in York to provide information about ways to rebuild or remodel that can reduce the risk of damages from future disasters. They also will be there to answer questions about FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program. Rebuilding or repairing a home after a disaster can be a daunting task - but, with the right information, homeowners can build back safer, smarter and stronger.
October 7, 2011
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- FEMA hazard mitigation specialists are on hand this weekend and early next week at the Lowe's home improvement store in Bloomsburg to provide information about ways to rebuild or remodel that can reduce the risk of damages from future disasters.  They also will be there to answer questions about FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program. Rebuilding or repairing a home after a disaster can be a daunting task - but, with the right information, homeowners can build back safer, smarter and stronger.
October 6, 2011
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Showing their usual enthusiasm and skills, two teams of AmeriCorps volunteers have come to Pennsylvania at the request of the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) to work on the devastation left by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. AmeriCorps members sign up for a year, deploying to serve communities wherever they are needed.
October 6, 2011
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The deadline is nearing for residents and business owners who had damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee to apply for disaster assistance. The registration deadline is November 14, 2011. The deadline to submit a disaster loan application to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for disaster-related losses is also November 14, 2011.
October 6, 2011
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- If the recent storms and flooding associated with Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee affected your income, you may be eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance; however, time is running out. You can apply by calling 1-877-345-3382 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Individuals needing text telephone (TTY) can call toll free 888-334-4046. Have your Social Security number, earnings from your most recent tax year, and employment history available when you call. Filing deadlines are:
October 6, 2011
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency will open a Disaster Recovery Center in Berks County Friday, October 7, to help residents and business owners with their recovery from the recent storms and flooding. Representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration will also be available to answer questions about low interest rate disaster loans. Opening Date:October 7, 2011 Address:Spring Township Fire Department2301 Monroe Ave.West Lawn, PA 19609
October 6, 2011
News Release
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Senior citizens who receive disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will not lose their Social Security benefits nor have their benefits cut. "A FEMA grant does not add to a senior's taxable income, as long as the grant is given as assistance to recover from a disaster," said Commonwealth Coordinating Officer John Forr of the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA). "Seniors will not have to sacrifice any part of their Social Security benefits."

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