County Obtains Aid For Tropical Storm Lee Victims

Tropical Storm Lee on Sept. 2

NORRISTOWN PA – Montgomery County residents whose properties sustained damages during Tropical Storm Lee earlier this month (Sept. 2011), as well as those affected by Hurricane Irene during August, may be eligible to receive assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The agency has added the county to its major disaster declaration list, county officials said Friday (Sept. 23).

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

A disaster recovery center staffed by federal, state and county agencies to help residents and businesses has ben opened at the county Public Training Campus, 1175 Conshohocken Rd., Conshohocken PA. It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., including Saturdays and Sundays until further notice.

Those needed assistance should first register with FEMA before visiting the center. It includes representatives from FEMA and the federal 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.

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