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PHILADELPHIA – If you suffered property damage or loss directly caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida and live in Pennsylvania Counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Philadelphia, or York, you are encouraged to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and apply for disaster assistance – even if you have insurance. Help may be available for uninsured or underinsured damages and if insurance claims are not promptly settled. If you have insurance coverage, first file a claim. If you have uninsured or underinsured losses, register with FEMA by either going online to disasterassistance.gov, downloading the FEMA app, or by calling the FEMA Helpline at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362), or TTY 1-800-462-7585. Additionally, FEMA has Disaster Survivor Assistance (DSA) Teams deployed throughout the impacted area to provide hands-on assistance with registration and to answer questions.
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Rebuilding after a disaster can present opportunities as well as challenges for homeowners. This is certainly true for those who had losses and damage from the Remnants of Hurricane Ida.
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Those affected by the severe storms and flooding that took place on Aug. 21 may need more financial assistance for long-term recovery than FEMA can provide. Most disaster survivors do
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Two Mobile Registration Intake Centers (MRICs) will open in Plumas County for survivors whose uninsured and underinsured primary residence was damaged or destroyed by the Dixie Fire.
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WASHINGTON -- Every year, FEMA honors and recognizes the Latino community for their contributions to our agency and our country.

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With more than a million dollars invested in modernization improvements, FEMA upgraded the Integrated Public Alert & Warning System (IPAWS) National Public Warning System (NPWS) facility within the Univision WKAQ-AM tower site in Cataño, Puerto Rico, and tested it successfully today.
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Disaster Recovery Centers will open tomorrow in Somerset and Union counties to help residents in New Jersey affected by the remnants of Hurricane Ida.
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PHILADELPHIA – If you suffered property damage or loss directly caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida and live in Pennsylvania Counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Philadelphia, or York, you are encouraged to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and apply for disaster assistance – even if you have insurance. Help may be available for uninsured or underinsured damages and if insurance claims are not promptly settled.
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The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency has requested that joint state and FEMA Preliminary Damage Assessments (PDAs) for Public Assistance (PA) be completed to evaluate damages related to Tropical Storm Ida that occurred in Pennsylvania. The joint PA assessments began Tuesday, Sept. 14, in Chester and Delaware counties. They will take place over the next several days in Bedford, Bucks, Cambria, Chester, Dauphin, Delaware, Fulton, Huntingdon, Luzerne, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia and York counties. In addition, joint PDAs for Individual Assistance (IA) will take place Wednesday in Northampton County and Thursday in Luzerne County.
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FEMA assistance is not a replacement for insurance but can assist with basic needs to help start your recovery.
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