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Posted on: September 11, 2021

Federal Disaster Declaration Approved: Application Process for Assistance

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Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

 Federal Disaster Declaration Fact Sheet

 September 10, 2021

 

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:

  • Online at www.disasterassistance.gov
  • Over the phone by calling 1-800-621-3362
  • In person at a Disaster Recovery Center (location and other details to be announced soon.)

FEMA Documents

FEMA's Disaster Assistance Website
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