https://www.fema.gov/ en Some Disaster Recovery Centers Will Reopen After Veterans Day https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20211122/some-disaster-recovery-centers-will-reopen-after-veterans-day <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Some Disaster Recovery Centers Will Reopen After Veterans Day</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>HARRISBURG, Pa. –</strong> The Commonwealth and FEMA have announced that all Disaster Recovery Centers will be closed for Veterans Day. Several will reopen following the holiday to continue helping residents with registration or to answer questions about their applications.</p> <p>FEMA has approved a request from the Commonwealth to extend the registration <strong>deadline to Dec. 10</strong> to allow homeowners and renters in Bedford, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia, and York counties extra time to apply for assistance for damage caused by the Remnants of Hurricane Ida between Aug. 31 and Sept. 5.</p> <h3>You can visit a disaster recovery center at:</h3> <ul><li>Montgomery County Community College, Health Sciences Gym, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell <ul><li><strong>Scheduled to close permanently on Wednesday, Nov. 10</strong>  </li> </ul></li> <li>Former CVS store, 7219 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia <ul><li><strong>Scheduled to close permanently on Saturday, Nov. 13</strong>  </li> </ul></li> <li>Ashbridge Square Shopping Center, 945 E. Lancaster Ave., Downingtown <ul><li><strong>Scheduled to close permanently on Saturday, Nov. 1</strong>  </li> </ul></li> <li>Manchester Township Municipal Building, 3200 Farmtrail Rd, York <ul><li><strong>Tentatively scheduled to close permanently on Saturday, Nov. 20.</strong>  </li> </ul></li> <li>Bedford Fire Department, 248 W Penn St, Bedford <ul><li><strong>Tentatively scheduled to close permanently on Saturday, Nov. 20.</strong></li> </ul></li> </ul><p><strong>Hours of operation for the fixed DRCs are:</strong></p> <ul><li>Monday – Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (All recovery centers closed Thursday, Nov. 11 for Veterans Day)</li> <li>Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.</li> <li>Sunday: Closed</li> </ul><p> <strong>​​​​​​​A mobile center is scheduled to be at:</strong></p> <ul><li><strong>SpringHill Suites</strong> 430 Plymouth Rd, Plymouth Meeting, PA. <ul><li><strong>Hours of operation: </strong>Tuesday, Nov. 9, and Wednesday, Nov. 10: 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  </li> </ul></li> <li><strong>Oaks Fire Company No. 1</strong>, 260 Greentree Rd., Phoenixville, PA 1946 <ul><li><strong>Hours of operations</strong>: Wednesday, Nov. 17 and Thursday, Nov. 18: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.  </li> </ul></li> </ul><h3>Help will still be available after the centers close. You can get in touch with FEMA:</h3> <ul><li>Online at <a href="http://www.disasterassistance.gov">DisasterAssistance.gov</a></li> <li>Download the FEMA app to your smartphone from Google Play or the Apple App store.</li> <li>Call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 800-462-7585. Lines are open 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. Help is available in most languages.</li> </ul><p>Applicants for disaster assistance should have the following information prior to registration: Social Security number; address of the damaged primary residence; insurance coverage information; current telephone number and mailing address; and bank account and routing numbers for direct deposit of funds.</p> <p>To meet the needs of people with disabilities or other access and functional needs, disaster recovery centers offer accommodations including sign language interpreters upon request, materials in alternate formats (Braille, large print), assistive technologies, including Video Relay Service (VRS), and wheelchairs.</p> <p>Assistance from FEMA may include funds for temporary housing while you are unable to live in your home, such as rental assistance or reimbursement for hotel costs; funds to support the repair or replacement of owner-occupied homes that serve as the household’s primary residence, including repair or replacement of furnaces, hot water heaters, HVAC, and privately-owned access routes, such as driveways, roads, or bridges. Funds for disaster-caused expenses and serious needs, such as repair or replacement of personal property and vehicles and funds for moving and storage, medical, dental, childcare and other miscellaneous items may also be available.</p> <p>Survivors should keep their contact information updated because FEMA may need to reach them to perform a home inspection or get additional information. FEMA encourages survivors to request direct deposits of disaster assistance to their financial institution. Survivors should let FEMA know as soon as possible of any changes to their mailing or banking information.</p> <p>Disaster assistance is not a substitute for insurance and cannot compensate for all losses caused by a disaster. The assistance is intended to meet basic needs and supplement disaster recovery efforts.</p> <p>For updates on the Pennsylvania response and recovery, follow the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency on Twitter <a href="https://twitter.com/PEMAHQ">twitter.com/PEMAHQ</a> and Facebook <a href="https://m.facebook.com/PEMAHQ/">https://m.facebook.com/PEMAHQ/</a>. Additional information is available at <a href="https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4618">fema.gov/disaster/4618</a>.</p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>valerie.amato</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 11/22/2021 - 22:38</span> Mon, 22 Nov 2021 22:38:44 +0000 valerie.amato 629095 at https://www.fema.gov Deadline to Register for FEMA Assistance Extended to Dec. 10 https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20211122/deadline-register-fema-assistance-extended-dec-10 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Deadline to Register for FEMA Assistance Extended to Dec. 10</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>HARRISBURG, Pa. – </strong>FEMA has approved a request from the Commonwealth to allow extra time for residents to register for assistance for damage caused by the Remnants of Hurricane Ida between Aug. 31 and Sept. 5.</p> <p>Homeowners and renters who sustained damage to their property, that wasn’t covered by insurance, in Bedford, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia, and York counties now have until <strong>Dec. 10</strong> to register for disaster assistance.</p> <p>Applicants for disaster assistance should have the following information prior to registration: Social Security number; address of the damaged primary residence; insurance coverage information; current telephone number and mailing address; and bank account and routing numbers for direct deposit of funds.</p> <h3>Although the Disaster Recovery Centers are still set to <strong>close on Nov. 10</strong>, those who suffered loss or damage may register with FEMA in any of the following ways:</h3> <ul><li>Online at <a href="http://www.disasterassistance.gov">DisasterAssistance.gov</a></li> <li>Download the FEMA app to your smartphone from Google Play or the Apple App store.</li> <li>Call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 800-462-7585. Lines are open 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. Help is available in most languages.</li> <li>Visit a disaster recovery center <strong>before they close on Nov. 10</strong>. <ul><li>Montgomery County Community College, Health Sciences Gym, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell</li> <li>Ashbridge Square Shopping Center, 945 E. Lancaster Ave., Downingtown</li> <li>Manchester Township Municipal Building, 3200 Farmtrail Rd, York</li> <li>Former CVS store, 7219 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia</li> <li>Bedford Fire Department, 248 W Penn St, Bedford</li> </ul></li> </ul><p><strong>Hours of operation for the fixed DRCs are:</strong></p> <ul><li>Monday – Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.</li> <li>Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.</li> <li>Sunday: Closed</li> </ul><p><strong>The mobile center schedule is:</strong></p> <ul><li><strong>SpringHill Suites</strong>, 430 Plymouth Rd, Plymouth Meeting, PA</li> <li><strong>Hours of operation:</strong> <ul><li>Tuesday, Nov. 9, and Wednesday, Nov. 10: Noon – 7:00 p.m.</li> </ul></li> </ul><p>To meet the needs of people with disabilities or other access and functional needs, disaster recovery centers offer accommodations including sign language interpreters upon request, materials in alternate formats (Braille, large print), assistive technologies, including VRS, and wheelchairs.</p> <p>Assistance from FEMA may include funds for temporary housing while you are unable to live in your home, such as rental assistance or reimbursement for hotel costs; funds to support the repair or replacement of owner-occupied homes that serve as the household’s primary residence, including repair or replacement of furnaces, hot water heaters, HVAC, and privately-owned access routes, such as driveways, roads, or bridges. Funds for disaster-caused expenses and serious needs, such as repair or replacement of personal property and vehicles. Funds for moving and storage, medical, dental, child care and other miscellaneous items may also be available.</p> <p>Survivors should keep their contact information updated because FEMA may need to reach them to perform a home inspection or get additional information. FEMA encourages survivors to request direct deposits of disaster assistance to their financial institution. Survivors should let FEMA know as soon as possible of any changes to their mailing or banking information.</p> <p>Disaster assistance is not a substitute for insurance and cannot compensate for all losses caused by a disaster. The assistance is intended to meet basic needs and supplement disaster recovery efforts.</p> <p>For updates on the Pennsylvania response and recovery, follow the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency on Twitter <a href="https://twitter.com/PEMAHQ">twitter.com/PEMAHQ</a> and Facebook <a href="https://m.facebook.com/PEMAHQ/">https://m.facebook.com/PEMAHQ/</a>. Additional information is available at <a href="https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4618">fema.gov/disaster/4618</a>.</p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>valerie.amato</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 11/22/2021 - 22:31</span> Mon, 22 Nov 2021 22:31:43 +0000 valerie.amato 629094 at https://www.fema.gov FEMA Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers on the Move in Montgomery County https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20211122/fema-mobile-disaster-recovery-centers-move-montgomery-county <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">FEMA Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers on the Move in Montgomery County</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>HARRISBURG, Pa.</strong> – A FEMA Mobile Disaster Recovery Center (MDRC) will open to help residents of Montgomery County whose homes or personal property were impacted by the remnants of Hurricane Ida. This temporary Center will be staffed with FEMA personnel and representatives of other federal and state agencies to assist with registration and answer questions about disaster assistance programs.</p> <h3>These are the scheduled locations for the MDRC:</h3> <ul><li><strong>Hampton Inn – Valley Forge</strong>, 100 Cresson Blvd., Phoenixville, PA <ul><li><strong>Hours of operation:</strong>  <ul><li>Tuesday, Nov. 2 and Wednesday, Nov. 3: 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  </li> </ul></li> </ul></li> <li><strong>Marriott Collegeville</strong>, 600 Campus Dr, Collegeville, PA <ul><li><strong>Hours of operation:</strong> <ul><li>Thursday, Nov. 4 and Friday, Nov. 5: 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  </li> </ul></li> </ul></li> <li><strong>SpringHill Suites</strong>, 430 Plymouth Rd, Plymouth Meeting, PA <ul><li><strong>Hours of operation:</strong> <ul><li>Tuesday, Nov. 9 and Wednesday, Nov. 10: 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.</li> </ul></li> </ul></li> </ul><h2>The registration deadline for FEMA Disaster Assistance in Pennsylvania is November 10, 2021.</h2> <p>In addition to the MDRCs, if you have not already applied for help, you can do so at any one of the fixed locations:</p> <ul><li>Montgomery County Community College, Health Sciences Gym, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell</li> <li>Ashbridge Square Shopping Center, 945 E. Lancaster Ave., Downingtown</li> <li>Manchester Township Municipal Building, 3200 Farmtrail Rd, York</li> <li>Former CVS store, 7219 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia</li> <li>Bedford Fire Department, 248 W Penn St, Bedford</li> </ul><p><strong>Hours of operation for the fixed DRCs are:</strong></p> <p>Monday – Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.</p> <p>Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.</p> <p>Sunday: Closed</p> <h3>Please have the following information available to register:</h3> <ul><li>Name and SSN of the primary applicant</li> <li>Name and SSN of secondary/co-applicant (encouraged but not required).</li> <li>Current and pre-disaster address</li> <li>Names of all occupants of the pre-disaster household</li> <li>Current contact information</li> <li>Types of insurance held by the household.</li> <li>Household pre-disaster annual gross income</li> <li>Losses caused by the disaster.</li> <li>Banking information for direct deposit of financial assistance, if requested</li> </ul><p>Visiting a Disaster Recovery Center is not required.</p> <h3>To register with FEMA:</h3> <ul><li>Call the FEMA Helpline at <strong>800-621-3362. </strong>Help is available in most languages. Persons who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability and use a <strong>TTY</strong> may call <strong>800-462-7585</strong>. If you use <strong>711</strong> or VRS (Video Relay Service) or require accommodations while visiting a center, call <strong>800-621-3362</strong>. The toll-free numbers are open <strong>7 a.m. to 11 p.m.</strong> <ul><li>Information on the registration process is available in ASL at <a href="http://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/videos/111546">fema.gov/media-library/assets/videos/111546.</a></li> </ul></li> <li>Go online to <a href="http://www.DisasterAssistance.gov">DisasterAssistance.gov</a> (also in Spanish);</li> <li>Download the FEMA <a href="https://www.fema.gov/mobile-app">mobile app</a> (also in Spanish), also available at Google Play or the Apple App Store.</li> </ul><p>For updates on the Pennsylvania response and recovery, follow the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency on Twitter <a href="https://twitter.com/PEMAHQ">twitter.com/PEMAHQ</a> and Facebook <a href="https://m.facebook.com/PEMAHQ/">https://m.facebook.com/PEMAHQ/</a>. Additional information is available at <a href="https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4618">fema.gov/disaster/4618</a>.</p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>valerie.amato</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 11/22/2021 - 22:04</span> Mon, 22 Nov 2021 22:04:45 +0000 valerie.amato 629093 at https://www.fema.gov Help is Still Available After Disaster Recovery Centers Close https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20211118/help-still-available-after-disaster-recovery-centers-close <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Help is Still Available After Disaster Recovery Centers Close </span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>HARRISBURG, PA</strong> – In close coordination with the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, each county affected by Hurricane Ida, and FEMA, a decision was made to close the remaining Disaster Recovery Centers in Pennsylvania.</p> <p>Even after the remaining <strong>Centers close on Nov. 20, FEMA will still be available</strong> to help survivors register for assistance, get updates about applications, learn about the appeals process, or check the status of their claim.</p> <p>The Centers at the Bedford Fire Department, 248 W Penn St, Bedford, and Manchester Township Municipal Building, 3200 Farmtrail Rd, York will <strong>cease operations on Saturday, Nov. 20 at 5:00 p.m.</strong></p> <h3>The <strong>Deadline to register for assistance is Dec. 10</strong>. You will still be able to register until that time:</h3> <ul><li>Online at <a href="http://www.DisasterAssistance.gov">DisasterAssistance.gov</a>  </li> <li>Through the FEMA App that you can download from Google Play or the Apple App store.  </li> <li>Call the FEMA Helpline at 1-800-621-3362. Help is available in most languages. Persons who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability and use a TTY may call 1-800-462-7585. The toll-free numbers are open daily from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. EST.</li> </ul><p>After the registration deadline, <strong>FEMA will continue to be available,</strong> as above, to answer questions and provide updates about your registration status.</p> <p>Recovery officials encourage Pennsylvania residents who registered for disaster assistance with FEMA to stay in touch. If survivors change addresses or phone numbers, they should contact FEMA to update their information. Missing or erroneous information could result in delays in receiving assistance.</p> <p>For updates on the Pennsylvania response and recovery, follow the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency <a href="https://twitter.com/PEMAHQ">twitter.com/PEMAHQ</a> on Twitter and Facebook <a href="https://m.facebook.com/PEMAHQ/">https://m.facebook.com/PEMAHQ/</a>. Additional information is available at <a href="https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4618">fema.gov/disaster/4618</a>.</p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>valerie.amato</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 11/18/2021 - 15:47</span> Thu, 18 Nov 2021 15:47:23 +0000 valerie.amato 628580 at https://www.fema.gov Disaster Recovery Center in Northampton County Closing but Help Still Available https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20211110/disaster-recovery-center-northampton-county-closing-help-still-available <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Disaster Recovery Center in Northampton County Closing but Help Still Available</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>HARRISBURG, PA</strong> – The FEMA disaster recovery center in Northampton County at <strong>Northampton County EOC, </strong>100 Gracedale Ave, Nazareth will cease operations on Friday, Oct. 29 at 7:00 p.m.</p> <p>After the center closes, survivors whose homes or businesses were affected by the recent disaster can still register for assistance, get updates about applications, learn about the appeals process or check the status of their claim the following ways:</p> <ul><li>Online at <a href="http://www.DisasterAssistance.gov">DisasterAssistance.gov</a></li> <li>Call the FEMA Helpline at 1-800-621-3362. Help is available in most languages. Persons who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability and use a TTY may call 1-800-462-7585. If you use 711 or VRS (Video Relay Service) or require accommodations while visiting a center, call 1-800-621-3362. The toll-free numbers are open daily from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. EDT.</li> <li>At one of FEMA’s other <a href="http://www.fema.gov/disaster-recovery-centers">disaster recovery center locations</a>. <a href="https://egateway.fema.gov/ESF6/DRCLocator">https://egateway.fema.gov/ESF6/DRCLocator</a></li> </ul><h2>Deadline to register for assistance is Nov. 10</h2> <p>Recovery officials encourage Pennsylvania residents who registered for disaster assistance with FEMA to stay in touch. If survivors change addresses or phone numbers, they should contact FEMA to update their information. Missing or erroneous information could result in delays in receiving assistance.</p> <p>For updates on the Pennsylvania response and recovery, follow the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency <a href="https://twitter.com/PEMAHQ">twitter.com/PEMAHQ</a> on Twitter and Facebook <a href="https://m.facebook.com/PEMAHQ/">https://m.facebook.com/PEMAHQ/</a>. Additional information is available at <a href="https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4618">fema.gov/disaster/4618</a>.</p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>valerie.amato</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 10/29/2021 - 20:32</span> Fri, 29 Oct 2021 20:32:18 +0000 valerie.amato 627996 at https://www.fema.gov Two Weeks Left to Register for FEMA Assistance https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20211028/two-weeks-left-register-fema-assistance <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Two Weeks Left to Register for FEMA Assistance </span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>HARRISBURG, PA – </strong>Homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained uninsured or underinsured damage to their property from the Remnants of Hurricane Ida in Bedford, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia, and York counties have two weeks left to apply for disaster assistance.</p> <p>The deadline to apply for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is Nov. 10, 2021, and the deadline to apply for a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loan is Nov. 9, 2021.</p> <p>Assistance from FEMA may include funds for temporary housing while you are unable to live in your home, such as rental assistance or reimbursement for hotel costs; funds to support the repair or replacement of owner-occupied homes that serve as the household’s primary residence, including privately-owned access routes, such as driveways, roads, or bridges; and funds for disaster-caused expenses and serious needs, such as repair or replacement of personal property and vehicles, funds for moving and storage, medical, dental, child care and other miscellaneous items.</p> <p>Survivors are encouraged to file insurance claims for damage to their homes, personal property, businesses and vehicles before they apply for FEMA assistance. The easiest way to apply is online at <a href="https://www.disasterassistance.gov/">DisasterAssistance.gov</a>. Survivors who may need to request an accommodation or have additional questions can call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 (TTY 800-462-7585) from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. EDT, seven days a week. Help is available in most languages.</p> <p>Applicants for disaster assistance should have the following information prior to registration: Social Security number; address of the damaged primary residence; insurance coverage information; current telephone number and mailing address; and bank account and routing numbers for direct deposit of funds.</p> <p>The primary source of federal funding for long-term disaster recovery not covered by insurance is the Small Business Administration. SBA offers disaster assistance in the form of low interest loans to businesses, nonprofit organizations, homeowners, and renters. SBA also provides eligible small businesses and nonprofit organizations with working capital to help overcome an economic injury. </p> <p>Homeowners may be eligible for a disaster loan of up to $200,000 for their primary residence structural repairs or rebuilding and homeowners and renters with up to $40,000 to replace personal property, including automobiles damaged or destroyed in the disaster. Businesses and nonprofit organizations may be eligible to borrow up to $2 million for physical damage and working capital needs to stay in business.</p> <p>For information on the SBA process, visit <a href="https://disasterloanassistance.sba.gov/ela/s/">DisasterLoanAssistance.sba.gov</a>, call the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955, or email <a href="mailto:disastercustomerservice@sba.gov">disastercustomerservice@sba.gov</a>. Individuals who are deaf or hard‑of‑hearing can call 800-877-8339.</p> <p>Survivors should update contact information as soon as possible because FEMA may need to reach them to perform a home inspection or get additional information. FEMA encourages survivors to request direct deposits of disaster assistance to their financial institution. Survivors should let FEMA know as soon as possible of any changes to their mailing or banking information.</p> <p>Disaster assistance is not a substitute for insurance and cannot compensate for all losses caused by a disaster. The assistance is intended to meet basic needs and supplement disaster recovery efforts.</p> <p>For updates on the Pennsylvania response and recovery, follow the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency on Twitter <a href="https://twitter.com/PEMAHQ">twitter.com/PEMAHQ</a> and Facebook <a href="https://m.facebook.com/PEMAHQ/">https://m.facebook.com/PEMAHQ/</a>. Additional information is available at <a href="https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4618">fema.gov/disaster/4618</a>.</p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>valerie.amato</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 10/28/2021 - 21:12</span> Thu, 28 Oct 2021 21:12:57 +0000 valerie.amato 627924 at https://www.fema.gov President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Virginia https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20211027/president-joseph-r-biden-jr-approves-major-disaster-declaration-virginia <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Virginia</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>WASHINGTON -- FEMA announced today that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the Commonwealth of Virginia to supplement commonwealth, tribal and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by flooding, landslides and mudslides that occurred Aug. 30-31, 2021.</p> <p>Federal funding is available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by flooding, landslides and mudslides in Buchanan County.</p> <p>Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures for the entire commonwealth.</p> <p>Timothy S. Pheil has been named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected areas. Additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further assessments.</p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>mayshaunt.gary</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 10/27/2021 - 14:03</span> Wed, 27 Oct 2021 14:03:10 +0000 mayshaunt.gary 627843 at https://www.fema.gov FEMA Mobile Disaster Recovery Center Coming to Bridgeport https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20211027/fema-mobile-disaster-recovery-center-coming-bridgeport <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">FEMA Mobile Disaster Recovery Center Coming to Bridgeport</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>HARRISBURG, Pa.</strong> – A FEMA Mobile Disaster Recovery Center (MDRC) will open to help residents of Montgomery County whose homes or personal property were impacted by the remnants of Hurricane Ida. This temporary Center will be staffed with FEMA personnel and representatives of other federal and state agencies to assist with registration and answer questions about disaster assistance programs.</p> <h2>This is the scheduled location for the MDRC:</h2> <h3>Borough Hall</h3> <p>63 West 4th Street</p> <p>Bridgeport, PA.</p> <h3>Hours of operation</h3> <p>Wednesday, Oct. 27 - Thursday, Oct. 28</p> <p>12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.</p> <h2>In addition to the MDRCs, if you have not already applied for help, you can do so at any one of the fixed locations:</h2> <h3>Montgomery County Community College</h3> <p>Health Sciences Gym</p> <p>340 DeKalb Pike</p> <p>Blue Bell, PA</p> <h3>Ashbridge Square Shopping Center</h3> <p>945 E. Lancaster Ave.</p> <p>Downingtown, PA </p> <h3>Manchester Township Municipal Building</h3> <p>3200 Farmtrail Rd</p> <p>York, PA</p> <h3>Former CVS store</h3> <p>7219 Ridge Avenue</p> <p>Philadelphia,  PA</p> <h3>Northampton County EOC</h3> <p>100 Gracedale Ave</p> <p>Nazareth, PA</p> <h3>Bedford Fire Department</h3> <p>248 W Penn St</p> <p>Bedford, PA  </p> <h4>Hours of operation for these DRCs are</h4> <ul><li><strong>Monday – Friday:</strong> 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.</li> <li><strong>Saturday: </strong>10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.</li> <li><strong>Sunday:</strong> Closed</li> </ul><h2>Please have the following information available to register:</h2> <ul><li>Name and SSN of the primary applicant</li> <li>Name and SSN of secondary/co-applicant (encouraged but not required).</li> <li>Current and pre-disaster address</li> <li>Names of all occupants of the pre-disaster household</li> <li>Current contact information</li> <li>Types of insurance held by the household.</li> <li>Household pre-disaster annual gross income</li> <li>Losses caused by the disaster.</li> <li>Banking information for direct deposit of financial assistance, if requested</li> </ul><p>Visiting a Disaster Recovery Center is not required.</p> <h2>To register with FEMA:</h2> <ul><li>Call the FEMA Helpline at <strong>800-621-3362. </strong>Help is available in most languages. Persons who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability and use a <strong>TTY</strong> may call <strong>800-462-7585</strong>. If you use <strong>711</strong> or VRS (Video Relay Service) or require accommodations while visiting a center, call <strong>800-621-3362</strong>. The toll-free numbers are open <strong>7 a.m. to 11 p.m.</strong>  </li> <li>Information on the registration process is available in ASL at <a href="http://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/videos/111546">fema.gov/media-library/assets/videos/111546.</a>  </li> <li>Go online to <a href="http://www.DisasterAssistance.gov">DisasterAssistance.gov</a> (also in Spanish).  </li> <li>Download the FEMA <a href="https://www.fema.gov/mobile-app">mobile app</a> (also in Spanish), also available at Google Play or the Apple App Store.</li> </ul><p>The registration deadline for FEMA Disaster Assistance in Pennsylvania is <strong>November 10, 2021</strong>.</p> <p>For updates on the Pennsylvania response and recovery, follow the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency on Twitter <a href="https://twitter.com/PEMAHQ">twitter.com/PEMAHQ</a> and Facebook <a href="https://m.facebook.com/PEMAHQ/">https://m.facebook.com/PEMAHQ/</a>. Additional information is available at <a href="https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4618">fema.gov/disaster/4618</a>.</p> <p><a>  </a></p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>valerie.amato</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 10/26/2021 - 17:52</span> Tue, 26 Oct 2021 17:52:35 +0000 valerie.amato 627836 at https://www.fema.gov President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Delaware https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20211025/president-joseph-r-biden-jr-approves-major-disaster-declaration-delaware <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Delaware</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>WASHINGTON -- FEMA announced today that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Delaware to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by remnants of Hurricane Ida, Sept. 1-7, 2021.</p> <p>Federal funding is available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the remnants of Hurricane Ida in New Castle County.</p> <p>Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.</p> <p>Mark Kenneth O’Hanlon has been named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected areas. Additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further assessments.</p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>mayshaunt.gary</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 10/25/2021 - 17:16</span> Mon, 25 Oct 2021 17:16:27 +0000 mayshaunt.gary 627820 at https://www.fema.gov FEMA Mobile Disaster Recovery Center Coming to Oaks https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20211025/fema-mobile-disaster-recovery-center-coming-oaks <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">FEMA Mobile Disaster Recovery Center Coming to Oaks</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><a><strong>HARRISBURG, Pa.</strong> – A FEMA Mobile Disaster Recovery Center (MDRC) will open to help residents of Montgomery County whose homes or personal property were impacted by the remnants of Hurricane Ida. This temporary Center will be staffed with FEMA personnel and representatives of other federal and state agencies to assist with registration and answer questions about disaster assistance programs.</a></p> <p>This is the scheduled location for the MDRC:</p> <ul><li><strong>Black Rock Fire Station</strong> 260 Green Tree Rd, Oaks, PA. <strong>Hours of operation:</strong> Monday, Oct. 25, and Friday, Oct. 29: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.</li> </ul><p>In addition to the MDRCs, if you have not already applied for help, you can do so at any one of the fixed locations:</p> <ul><li>Montgomery County Community College, Health Sciences Gym, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell</li> <li>Ashbridge Square Shopping Center, 945 E. Lancaster Ave., Downingtown</li> <li>Manchester Township Municipal Building, 3200 Farmtrail Rd, York</li> <li>Former CVS store, 7219 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia</li> <li>Northampton County EOC, 100 Gracedale Ave, Nazareth.</li> <li>Bedford Fire Department, 248 W Penn St, Bedford <ul><li><strong>Hours of operation for these DRCs are:</strong> Monday – Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sunday: Closed</li> </ul></li> </ul><p>Please have the following information available to register:</p> <ul><li>Name and SSN of the primary applicant</li> <li>Name and SSN of secondary/co-applicant (encouraged but not required)</li> <li>Current and pre-disaster address</li> <li>Names of all occupants of the pre-disaster household</li> <li>Current contact information</li> <li>Types of insurance held by the household.</li> <li>Household pre-disaster annual gross income</li> <li>Losses caused by the disaster</li> <li>Banking information for direct deposit of financial assistance, if requested</li> </ul><p>Visiting a Disaster Recovery Center is not required.</p> <p>To register with FEMA:</p> <ul><li>Call the FEMA Helpline at <strong>800-621-3362. </strong>Help is available in most languages. Persons who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability and use a <strong>TTY</strong> may call <strong>800-462-7585</strong>. If you use <strong>711</strong> or VRS (Video Relay Service) or require accommodations while visiting a center, call <strong>800-621-3362</strong>. The toll-free numbers are open <strong>7 a.m. to 11 p.m.</strong> <ul><li>Information on the registration process is available in ASL at <a href="http://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/videos/111546">fema.gov/media-library/assets/videos/111546.</a></li> </ul></li> <li>Go online to <a href="http://www.DisasterAssistance.gov">DisasterAssistance.gov</a> (also in Spanish).</li> <li>Download the FEMA <a href="https://www.fema.gov/mobile-app">mobile app</a> (also in Spanish), also available at Google Play or the Apple App Store.</li> </ul><p>The registration deadline for FEMA Disaster Assistance in Pennsylvania is <strong>November 10, 2021</strong>.</p> <p>For updates on the Pennsylvania response and recovery, follow the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency on Twitter <a href="https://twitter.com/PEMAHQ">twitter.com/PEMAHQ</a> and Facebook <a href="https://m.facebook.com/PEMAHQ/">https://m.facebook.com/PEMAHQ/</a>. Additional information is available at <a href="https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4618">fema.gov/disaster/4618</a>.</p> <p><a>                                                                              ###</a></p> <p><em>FEMA’s mission is helping people before, during, and after disasters. FEMA Region 3’s jurisdiction includes Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.</em></p> <p><em> Follow us on Twitter at </em><a href="http://www.twitter.com/femaregion3"><em>twitter.com/femaregion3</em></a><em> and on LinkedIn at </em><a href="http://www.linkedin.com/company/femaregion3"><em>linkedin.com/company/femaregion3</em></a></p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>valerie.amato</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 10/25/2021 - 17:06</span> Mon, 25 Oct 2021 17:06:36 +0000 valerie.amato 627819 at https://www.fema.gov