Disaster Officials Concerned Allison Victims May Not Be Making Use of Assistance

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Release date: 
July 2, 2001
Release Number: 
1383-08

Philadelphia, PA -- State and federal officials in charge of disaster assistance services to residents of Bucks and Montgomery Counties who were affected by Tropical Storm Allison are concerned that many of those people are not making use of the recovery centers and services that are currently available to them.

Karen L. Critchfield, Commonwealth Coordinating Officer, is the lead state official responsible for the state's response to Allison's impact on the two-county region in southeast Pennsylvania. She is concerned that many of the people who suffered through Allison's destruction are not getting the help that they are entitled to because they do not know what assistance is available to them.

"We have a pretty good idea of how many homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed by Allison based upon reports from our damage assessment teams," Critchfield stated. "But, for whatever reason, we are not seeing the number of people visiting our two county Disaster Recovery Centers that we had expected."

Officials want to make sure that the public is aware of the services and the assistance available. Appointments are not necessary. These centers are open daily, including the Fourth of July.

Hours of operation for the Disaster Recovery Centers
DateDayTime
July 2, 2001Monday10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
July 3, 2001Tuesday10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
July 4, 2001Wednesday10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
July 5, 2001Thursday10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
July 6, 2001Friday10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
July 7, 2001Saturday10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
July 8, 2001SundayCLOSED

Locations of the Disaster Recovery Centers are:

Upper Moreland Middle School
4000 Orangemans Road
Upper Moreland, PA 19040
Old "Home Place" Center
Route 132 and Norristown Road
Warminster, PA 18974

 

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February 6, 2013 - 12:02
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