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REMINDER: Deadline to Register for FEMA Assistance Extended to Jan. 10

Authored By: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

FEMA has approved a request from the Commonwealth to allow extra time for residents to register for assistance for damage caused by the Remnants of Hurricane Ida between Aug. 31 and Sept. 5.

Homeowners and renters who sustained damage to their property, that wasn’t covered by insurance, in Bedford, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia, and York counties now have until Jan. 10, 2022 to register for disaster assistance.

Applicants for disaster assistance should have the following information prior to registration:

  • Social Security number
  • Address of the damaged primary residence
  • Insurance coverage information
  • Current telephone number and mailing address
  • Bank account and routing numbers for direct deposit of funds

Those who suffered loss or damage may register with FEMA in any of the following ways:

  • Online at DisasterAssistance.gov
  • Download the FEMA app to your smartphone from Google Play or the Apple App store.
  • Call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 800-462-7585. Lines are open 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. Help is available in most languages.

Assistance from FEMA may include:

  • Funds for temporary housing while you are unable to live in your home, such as rental assistance or reimbursement for hotel costs
  • Funds to support the repair or replacement of owner-occupied homes that serve as the household’s primary residence, including repair or replacement of furnaces, hot water heaters, HVAC, and privately-owned access routes, such as driveways, roads, or bridges
  • Funds for disaster-caused expenses and serious needs, such as repair or replacement of personal property and vehicles
  • Funds for moving and storage, medical, dental, childcare, and other miscellaneous items may also be available

Survivors should keep their contact information updated because FEMA may need to reach them to perform a home inspection or get additional information. FEMA encourages survivors to request direct deposit of disaster assistance to their financial institution. Survivors should let FEMA know as soon as possible of any changes to their mailing or banking information.

Disaster assistance is not a substitute for insurance and cannot compensate for all losses caused by a disaster. The assistance is intended to meet basic needs and supplement disaster recovery efforts.

For updates on the Pennsylvania response and recovery, follow the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency on Twitter twitter.com/PEMAHQ and Facebook https://m.facebook.com/PEMAHQ/. Additional information is available at fema.gov/disaster/4618.


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