HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency will open a Disaster Recovery Center in Berks County Friday, October 7, to help residents and business owners with their recovery from the recent storms and flooding. Representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration will also be available to answer questions about low interest rate disaster loans.
October 7, 2011
Spring Township Fire Department
2301 Monroe Ave.
West Lawn, PA 19609
Friday, October 7, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Beginning Saturday, October 8, hours will be:
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.
All Disaster Recovery Centers will be open Columbus Day, Monday, October 10.
Disaster officials recommend that you register with FEMA before visiting a DRC so any questions about the application process can be answered face to face. You can visit any DRC regardless of where you live or work.
To register for assistance, call 1-800-621-3362 or TTY 1-800-462-7585. 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. 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.