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Disaster Recovery Centers to Open in Seven Locations

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September 14, 2011
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HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced the opening of seven Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) to help residents and business owners with their recovery from the recent storms and flooding.

Centers are operating in the following locations:

Wyoming County
Tunkhannock Area Administration
41 Philadelphia Avenue
Tunkhannock, PA 18657

Bradford County
Towanda Fire Department
101 Elm St., Towanda PA 18848

Luzerne County Community College
1334 South Prospect Street
Nanticoke, PA 18634

Dauphin County
Harrisburg East Mall
3501 Paxton Street
Harrisburg, PA 17111

Lycoming County
740 Fairfield Road
Montoursville, PA 17754

Columbia County Agricultural Center
702 Sawmill Road
Bloomsburg, PA 17815

Sullivan County at Loyal sock State Forest District Office
6735 RT. 220
La Porte, PA 18626

Opening: Wednesday, September 14, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. and starting on Thursday, September 15 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

Disaster officials recommend that you register before visiting a DRC so if you have any questions about the application process they can be answered fact to face. You may visit any DRC regardless of where you live or work. Register for assistance online at; the screens will prompt you through the registration process.

You can also apply by web enabled mobile device at, or call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). Disaster assistance applicants who have a speech disability or hearing loss and use TTY, should call 1-800-462-7585 directly. For those who use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 1-800-621-3362. Operators will assist you seven days a week between the hours of 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Follow FEMA online at,,, and  Also, follow Administrator Craig Fugate's activities at The social media links provided are for reference only. FEMA does not endorse any non-government websites, companies or applications.

FEMA's mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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