HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Federal and Commonwealth officials announced a change in the hours of operation for Disaster Recovery Centers. Many individuals needing help after Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee have already received assistance and many others are getting their questions answered by phone.
The following are the changes in DRC hours of operation:
DRCs OPEN this Sunday, October 9 with hours from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Berks, Bradford, Columbia, Lebanon, Luzerne, Lycoming, Philadelphia (Belfield Recreation Center), Schuylkill, Snyder, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Wyoming, and York.
DRCs CLOSED on Sundays, starting October 9: Bucks, Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Lancaster, Montgomery, Northumberland, and Philadelphia (Packard Building).
All DRCs will be open Monday-Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
On Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 10
All DRCs will be OPEN from 10 AM-7 PM.
Anyone with questions about their application can always call FEMA at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585 for the speech- or hearing-impaired. If you use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 1-800-621-3362. Operators are multilingual and calls are answered seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. For DRC locations go online to fema.gov/drclocator.
You also can register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by smart phone or tablet at m.fema.gov. If you have a disability and need help registering, please don't hesitate to contact FEMA to ask for help.
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.