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Disaster Recovery Centers in Chester, Cumberland, and Montgomery Counties to Close October 14

Release date: 
October 13, 2011
Release Number: 
4025-065

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Commonwealth and federal Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Chester, Cumberland, and Montgomery counties will close on Friday, October 14, according to officials from the Pennsylvania and Federal Emergency Management Agencies (PEMA and FEMA).

The following three DRCs will close permanently at 7 p.m. Friday, October 14:

Chester County
Chester County Government Services Center
601 Westtown Road
West Chester, PA 19380

Cumberland County
West Enola Fire Company
118 Chester Road
Enola, PA 17025

Montgomery County
Montgomery County Public Training Campus
1175 Conshohocken Road
Conshohocken, PA 19428
The hours for all three, until they close on Friday, are 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Until the DRCs close, specialists from the U.S. Small Business Administration will be on hand to issue loan applications and answer questions about their low-interest loan packages available to individuals, nonprofits and businesses of any size. These loans are for the repair or replacement of real estate and/or personal property damaged by the storms and related flooding, officials said.

After these three DRCs close permanently on Friday, October 14, individuals with questions can contact the FEMA Helpline at 1-800-621-3362. People with hearing disabilities can use the TTY number, 1-800-462-7585.

A list of the Disaster Recovery Centers that remain open throughout central and eastern Pennsylvania is presented below. All remaining DRCs are open Monday through Saturday. DRCs are not open on Sunday.

To find other DRCs that may be close to you, go to www.fema.gov/drclocator. Disaster officials recommend that you register before visiting a Disaster Recovery Center, 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.

The deadline for registering for disaster assistance is November 14.

Here are four ways to register:

  1. Call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). Operators assist callers seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Help is available in most languages. If you have a speech disability or hearing loss and use a TTY, call 1-800-462-7585.
  2. Register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov.
  3. Register using a tablet or smartphone by visiting m.fema.gov.
  4. If you use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 1-800-621-3362.

If you have a disability and need help registering, please ask.

Information to have ready when registering with FEMA includes the address of the damaged property, names of members of the household, a general description of the damage, the Social Security number of any family member living in the home, the extent of insurance coverage and certain other information needed to expedite the process.

For more information on Pennsylvania's disaster recovery, visit www.fema.gov and www.pema.state.pa.us.

Pennsylvania Disaster Recovery Centers
Open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday -- CLOSED SUNDAYS

Berks County
Spring Township Fire Department
2301 Monroe Avenue
West Lawn, PA 19609

Bradford County
Towanda Fire Company
101 Elm Street
Towanda, PA 18848

Columbia County
Columbia County Ag Center
702 Sawmill Road
Bloomsburg, PA 17815

Dauphin County
Old Boscov's Building
Harrisburg East Mall
3501 Paxton Street
Harrisburg, PA 17111

Delaware County
Darby Twp. Municipal Building
21 Bartram Avenue
Glenolden, PA  19036

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July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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