HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced the joint Commonwealth and federal Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Dauphin, Philadelphia, and York Counties will close permanently on Friday, November 18 at 7 p.m.
The DRCs are located at the following addresses:
Old Boscov’s Building
Harrisburg East Mall
3501 Paxton Street
Belfield Recreation Center
2109 West Chew Avenue
Pleasant Acres Annex Building
118 Pleasant Acres Road
Until they close on Friday, DRC hours are 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
If anyone has questions about an application already filed with FEMA or concerning the U.S. Small Business Administration disaster loan application, disaster specialists at the DRCs can help. Representatives from other federal and state agencies are also on hand to answer questions about their services for disaster survivors.
The deadline for registering for disaster assistance is December 14.
To register for assistance, call 1-800-621-3362 or TTY 1-800-462-7585 directly. 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.
Disaster Recovery Centers remain open in the following counties Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed Sundays:
Towanda Fire Company
101 Elm Street
Columbia County Ag Center
702 Sawmill Road
Saltillo Lions Community Building
7645 Mastodon Drive
Lebanon Valley Mall
22nd & Cumberland Streets
Luzerne County Community College
Public Safety Training Center
1333 South Prospect Street
740 Fairfield Road
Tunkhannock Area Administration Bldg. Gymnasium
41 Philadelphia Avenue
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.