PEMA and FEMA Assess The Need For Temporary Housing Units

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Release date: 
September 27, 2011
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HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Following Tropical Storm Lee, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) gathered data to assess the housing needs of survivors of the storm. The data gathered and the assessments will allow the Commonwealth and FEMA to appropriately identify and develop a housing plan that addresses the housing requirements within the designated counties and to determine the need for temporary housing units.

FEMA and the Commonwealth continue to strongly encourage all Commonwealth residents and business owners who have experienced damage to their home or business from Tropical Storm Lee to contact their insurance provider (if applicable) and to document all damages through photos.

Call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 800-462-7585 directly to register for federal disaster aid if you had damage from Tropical Storm Lee and live in one of the counties designated under the disaster declaration. If you use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 800-621-3362. Operators are multilingual and calls are answered seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. You also can register online at or by smart phone or tablet at If you have a disability and need help registering, please don't hesitate to contact FEMA to ask for help.

Additionally, 20 Disaster Recovery Centers are set up throughout the Commonwealth to provide further information regarding the recovery process and resources available from FEMA, the U.S. Small Business Administration and multiple Commonwealth agencies.

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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