Help is Still Available After Disaster Recovery Centers Close

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November 18, 2021

HARRISBURG, PA – 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.

Even after the remaining Centers close on Nov. 20, FEMA will still be available to help survivors register for assistance, get updates about applications, learn about the appeals process, or check the status of their claim.

The Centers at the Bedford Fire Department, 248 W Penn St, Bedford, and Manchester Township Municipal Building, 3200 Farmtrail Rd, York will cease operations on Saturday, Nov. 20 at 5:00 p.m.

The Deadline to register for assistance is Dec. 10. You will still be able to register until that time:

  • Online at  
  • Through the FEMA App that you can download from Google Play or the Apple App store.  
  • 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.

After the registration deadline, FEMA will continue to be available, as above, to answer questions and provide updates about your registration status.

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.

For updates on the Pennsylvania response and recovery, follow the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency on Twitter and Facebook Additional information is available at

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Last updated November 18, 2021