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Posted on: September 13, 2021

Hurricane Ida FEMA Assistance

On September 10th the FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to supplement commonwealth & local recovery efforts in the areas affected by Hurricane Ida from August 31 to September 5.

The major disaster declaration through FEMA will provide federal funding and services to eligible individuals and households through the Individual Assistance program and impacted communities through the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program

 Individuals in Montgomery County can apply with FEMA the following ways:

  1. Apply online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov (Espanol)
  2. Call the application phone number at 1-800-621-3362 (TTY: 800-462-7585)
  3. Apply in person at a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC)

 Montgomery County will announce the location of a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in the coming days. At the DRC residents can apply for aid in person, visit for information about FEMA or other disaster assistance programs, or ask questions related to their case. For additional information on the Pennsylvania disaster declaration, visit https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4618

 Translated into 27 languages, the "Help After a Disaster" brochure is a tool that can be shared in your community to help people understand the types of FEMA Individual Assistance support that may be available in disaster recovery.

 If residents have insurance, they should file a claim with their insurance company immediately. FEMA assistance cannot aid with losses already covered by insurance.

 We encourage residents to:

  1. Take photos of their damaged home and belongings;
  2. Make a list of damaged/lost items;
  3. File a claim with their insurance company if they have insurance;
  4. Report property damage as listed on Montco’s Ida webpage; and
  5. Keep receipts of costs incurred due to displacement.

 Anyone who is experiencing homelessness is directed to go to the Red Cross shelter (Norristown Area High School, 1900 Eagle Drive, Norristown, PA 19403) which remains open through the weekend.

 The Hurricane Ida Crisis Cleanup Hotline has been established for residents who have sustained damage and need help with cutting fallen trees, removing affected drywall, flooring, and appliances, tarping roofs, and mold remediation. Call the Hotline at 844-965-1386.

 All recovery updates from Montgomery County are posted at www.montcopa.org/Ida.

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