HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Pennsylvanians applying for disaster assistance in 14 commonwealth counties declared major disaster areas have a toll-free number to call for help.
If you're among the thousands who already have registered for disaster assistance, you can call the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Helpline - 1-800-525-0321 - between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. daily.
Helpline representatives can answer questions about your application, tell you what steps to take in the application process, and take new or updated information. That's particularly important if you move or change your phone number.
If you live in a declared county, suffered damage or loss of property and haven't applied yet, your first step is to call FEMA's toll-free registration line at 1-800-462-9029.
The registration and Helpline number for speech- and hearing-impaired persons is 1-800-462-7585 (TTY).
Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Montgomery, Philadelphia and York counties are under a disaster declaration because of Hurricane Floyd last month. Dauphin, Lycoming, Northumberland, Snyder and Union counties are recovering from floods because of Tropical Depression Dennis over Labor Day weekend. McKean and Juniata counties were declared eligible for disaster assistance after severe storms and flooding Aug. 20 and 21.