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FEMA Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers on the Move in Montgomery County

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Release Date:
October 28, 2021

HARRISBURG, Pa. – 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.

These are the scheduled locations for the MDRC:

  • Hampton Inn – Valley Forge, 100 Cresson Blvd., Phoenixville, PA
    • Hours of operation: 
      • Tuesday, Nov. 2 and Wednesday, Nov. 3: 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  
  • Marriott Collegeville, 600 Campus Dr, Collegeville, PA
    • Hours of operation:
      • Thursday, Nov. 4 and Friday, Nov. 5: 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  
  • SpringHill Suites, 430 Plymouth Rd, Plymouth Meeting, PA
    • Hours of operation:
      • Tuesday, Nov. 9 and Wednesday, Nov. 10: 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

The registration deadline for FEMA Disaster Assistance in Pennsylvania is November 10, 2021.

In addition to the MDRCs, if you have not already applied for help, you can do so at any one of the fixed locations:

  • Montgomery County Community College, Health Sciences Gym, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell
  • Ashbridge Square Shopping Center, 945 E. Lancaster Ave., Downingtown
  • Manchester Township Municipal Building, 3200 Farmtrail Rd, York
  • Former CVS store, 7219 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia
  • Bedford Fire Department, 248 W Penn St, Bedford

Hours of operation for the fixed DRCs are:

Monday – Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sunday: Closed

Please have the following information available to register:

  • Name and SSN of the primary applicant
  • Name and SSN of secondary/co-applicant (encouraged but not required).
  • Current and pre-disaster address
  • Names of all occupants of the pre-disaster household
  • Current contact information
  • Types of insurance held by the household.
  • Household pre-disaster annual gross income
  • Losses caused by the disaster.
  • Banking information for direct deposit of financial assistance, if requested

Visiting a Disaster Recovery Center is not required.

To register with FEMA:

  • Call the FEMA Helpline at 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 800-462-7585. If you use 711 or VRS (Video Relay Service) or require accommodations while visiting a center, call 800-621-3362. The toll-free numbers are open 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Go online to DisasterAssistance.gov (also in Spanish);
  • Download the FEMA mobile app (also in Spanish), also available at Google Play or the Apple App Store.

For updates on the Pennsylvania response and recovery, follow the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency on Twitter twitter.com/PEMAHQ and Facebook https://m.facebook.com/PEMAHQ/. Additional information is available at fema.gov/disaster/4618.

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Last updated November 22, 2021