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Today, September 10, 2021, President Joseph R. Biden Jr., granted a Major Disaster Declaration for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania triggering the release of Federal funds to help communities recover from the Remnants of Hurricane Ida that occurred August 31 - September 5, 2021. Details of the disaster declaration and assistance programs are as follows:
Declaration Number: FEMA-4618-DR
Incident: Remnants of Hurricane Ida
Incident Period: August 31 - September 5, 2021
Federal Coordinating Officer: E. Craig Levy, Sr. National FCO Program
Individual Assistance (IA): (Assistance to individuals and households):
IA-Designated Counties: Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Philadelphia, and York Counties.
Public Assistance (PA): (Assistance for emergency work and the repair or replacement of disaster-damaged facilities):
PA-Designated Counties: Under Review.
Hazard Mitigation (HM): (Assistance for actions taken to prevent or reduce long term risk to life and property from natural hazards):
HM-Designated Areas: All areas in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania are eligible to apply for assistance under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.
OTHER: Additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the Commonwealth and warranted by the results of further assessments.
Individuals in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Philadelphia and York Counties can apply with FEMA the following ways: