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Second Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Philadelphia

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September 25, 2011
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HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency will open a second Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Philadelphia County on Monday to help residents and business owners with their recovery from the recent storms and flooding. Representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration will be available to answer questions about low interest rate loans.

Opening Date:
September 26, 2011

Belfield Recreation Center
2109 West Chew Ave.
Philadelphia , PA 19138

Monday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Beginning Tuesday, 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 face to face. You can visit any DRC regardless of where you live or work.

To register for assistance, 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. Or register at; the screens will prompt you through the registration process. You can also apply by web-enabled device at For those who use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 1-800 621-3362. Operators assist callers seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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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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