HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Huntingdon County will close permanently on Tuesday, Nov. 22 at 7 p.m. Until it closes, the DRC will be open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Huntingdon DRC is located at the Saltillo Lions Community Building, 7645 Mastodon Drive, Saltillo. Anyone planning to visit the DRC to speak face-to-face with a disaster specialist should do so before it closes. However, answers to questions about an application already filed with FEMA or concerning the U.S. Small Business Administration disaster loan application, are always available. Simply call FEMA at the number listed below.
The DRCs still operating in Bradford, Columbia, Lebanon, Luzerne, Lycoming and Wyoming Counties will not be open over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. They will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 24 and will reopen at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 28, at which time they will resume their normal operating hours of Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
If you suffered losses from Hurricane Irene or Tropical Storm Lee and have not yet registered for disaster aid, 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. Multilingual operators answer calls seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. You can also 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, don’t hesitate to contact FEMA to ask for help.
The deadline to register for disaster assistance is December 14.
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.