County Disaster Recovery Center Open Wednesday

CONSHOHOCKEN PA – A disaster recovery center staffed by representatives of federal, state and county agencies will operate Wednesday (Sept. 21, 2011) from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Montgomery County Public Training Campus, 1175 Conshohocken Rd., Conshohocken PA, to help residents and businesses that sustained damage during Hurricane Irene.

Flooding from Hurricane Irene on Route 724 in North Coventry (PA) Township

Uninsured and under-insured homeowners, renters and businesses may be eligible to receive grants for temporary housing, home repair, home replacement and permanent housing construction. The funding, however, is available only to individuals whose property sustained damage from Hurricane Irene from Aug. 26-30.

Among those available to assist will be representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the Small Business Administration; the Pennsylvania departments of Public Welfare, Environmental Protection, and Transportation; and the county Health Department, Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, and Aging and Adult Services.

Those seeking grant assistance are urged to call FEMA at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or apply online, here, for disaster assistance.

FEMA has dispatched community relations specialists across the county, who are going door to door within communities to meet with residents adversely affected by flooding. These individuals are clearly identified by FEMA shirts and ID badges.

The county Public Safety Department continues to pursue additional assistance for residents affected by Tropical Storm Lee, according to county Communications Director John Corcoran.

Photo for The Post by Tammy Auman