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FEMA Assistance for Individuals-Hurricane IDA

NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced the opening of a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) that will provide information, assistance, and help for Montgomery County residents and business owners who were affected by the remnants of Hurricane Ida. The DRC is operational starting today, Friday, September 17, 2021. The DRC will be open six days a week until further notice:

Montgomery County Community College

Health Sciences Center – Educational Gymnasium

340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422

Monday through Friday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The DRC will be closed on Sundays

To download a campus map, click here. Parking is free on site and SEPTA bus routes 96 and 94 both service this location. Masks are required for entry into the DRC.

Recovery specialists from FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration will be available to assist homeowners, renters, and business owners in applying for federal aid. In addition, they will be able to answer questions and provide information on the types of federal help available as a result of the Major Disaster Declaration for the remnants of Hurricane Ida. Additional agencies and services will be present once the DRC reaches full operational capability next week.

Montgomery County, as well as Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Philadelphia, and York counties were designated for Individual Assistance under the Major Disaster Declaration. Residents from any of these designated counties can visit the DRC for federal and state services, but certain County government services will be limited to Montgomery County residents and business owners.

Before applying for disaster assistance, applicants should take photos to document damaged property, make a list of damaged or lost items, and compile the following information: 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. Residents and business owners with insurance must file a claim with their insurance company prior to applying for federal aid. Then, apply for disaster assistance using one of the below methods:

·     In-person at the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC)

·     Online at www.disasterassistance.gov (Spanish: www.disasterassistance.gov/es)

·     Over the phone at 1-800-621-3362. Multilingual operators are available. 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 the DRC, call 1-800-621-3362. The toll-free numbers are open daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. EST.

·     Via the FEMA mobile app (also in Spanish), wherever you get your mobile applications.

Specialists at this temporary disaster recovery center are equipped to help individuals apply with FEMA, upload documents needed in the application process and answer questions about specific cases. In addition, Customer Service Representatives from the Small Business Administration will also be on hand to provide program information, answer any questions and explain how to apply for SBA’s low-interest disaster loans for businesses, private non-profits, homeowners and renters.

The registration deadline for federal assistance is November 10, 2021. Visiting the DRC is not required in order to apply.

Impacted Montgomery County residents should visit www.montcopa.org/Ida to access available resources and current recovery information.

Hurricane Ida Assistance-Montgomery County

Montgomery County is providing updated information on Hurricane Ida. Please visit the site below regarding text updates, damage reports, and services that are being provided to those in need following the storm.The Crisis Cleanup Hotline is 844-965-1386.

Montgomery County Hurricane IDA Assistance

U.S. Government Links

U.S. Census Bureau 2020 Census Employment Opportunities

https://2020census.gov/en/jobs.html

State and County Government Links

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
www.state.pa.us/

Montgomery County
www.montcopa.org

Montgomery County Voter Services

Montgomery County Voter Services- Polling Places

Montgomery County Contact List and Directory
www.montcopa.org/directory.aspx

Wissahickon Trails formerly Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association
www.wissahickontrails.org

Montgomery County Dog License Campaign 2019

Elected Officials Links

Congresswoman Madeline Dean, 4th District

https://dean.house.gov/

State Representative Liz Hanbidge, 61st District
www.pahouse.com/hanbidge

lhanbidge@pahouse.net

rephanbidge@pahouse.net

State Representative Todd Stephens, 151st Legislative District, Montgomery County, PA
www.reptoddstephens.com/

State Senator Maria Collett, 12th District
www.senatorcollett.com

School District Links

Wissahickon School District
www.wsdweb.org

Recreation Links

Lower Gwynedd Little League
www.lgbaseball.com

Whitpain Recreation Association
www.wrasports.org

Wissahickon Lacrosse Club
www.wisslax.com

Ambler Olympic Club (AOC)
www.ambleroc.org

Ambler Whitpain Trojans Youth Football<
www.awtrojans.com

Wissahickon Valley Public Library
www.wvpl.org

Horseways
www.horsewayspa.org

Transportation Links

Route 202 Improvements
www.us202.com

Route 309 Improvements
www.309online.com

The Partnership TMA
www.ptma-mc.org

Public Works Links

Northern Montgomery County Recycling Commission
http://www.northmontcorecycle.org 

Other Links

Senior Living Help

https://www.seniorlivinghelp.org/assisted-living/pennsylvania/

National Prescription Drug Take Back

Coronavirus Informational links

MontcoStrong 2021 Non-Profit Resiliency Grant Program Applications-Opens July 19, 2021

MontcoStrong Hospitality Industry Support Grants

COVID-19 Webpage

Current Situation Assessment (COVID-19)

Community Preparedness (COVID-19)

MontcoStrong Small Business Grant Program

Pa Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grants

The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Montgomery County