FEMA Resource Center opens in Bucks County for Ida victims

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BUCKS COUNTY, PA – A Federal Emergency Management Agency resource center for residents and businesses in Bucks County affected by the remnants of Hurricane Ida opened on Friday and will remain open until Saturday.

The Disaster Recovery Center shares space with a county-run COVID-19 vaccination clinic in the former Giant grocery store at 2395 York Road in Jamison.

This week, the center will operate from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. County officials said plans for other sites in Upper and Lower Bucks are underway.

The disaster recovery center is managed by FEMA, in partnership with emergency agencies at the county and state levels. Recovery specialists from FEMA and the US Small Business Administration will be available to help homeowners, tenants and business owners apply for federal help, with additional agencies and services also available.

Since the declaration of major disaster released on September 10, the federal government has sent more than $ 1 million in aid to residents of Bucks County.

You do not need to visit a disaster recovery center to register for assistance with FEMA.

Residents can also register by:

  • Call the FEMA helpline at 1-800-621-3362. Multilingual operators are available. People who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability and who use a TTY can call 1-800-462-7585. If you are using 711 or VRS (Video Relay Service) or if you require accommodation while visiting a center, call 1-800-621-3362. The toll-free numbers are open daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. EST.
  • Visit DisasterAssistance.gov, or DisasterAssistance.gov/es for Spanish.
  • Download the FEMA mobile app (also in Spanish), wherever you access your mobile apps.

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