Saturday, October 27, 2012
Federal officials say the slow moving storm will cause problems over large part of the east coast through the middle of the week.
Federal officials warn residents to prepare for heavy winds, inland and coastal flooding and power outages from Hurricane Sandy. The storm, which is expected to come ashore somewhere along the east coast late Sunday into early Monday, is anticipated to affect 50-60 million people along the east coast, from the Carolinas to New England and extending west into West Virgina and the Ohio Valley. Flooding, for now, is the main focus of forecasters and federal disaster response agencies, according to Louis Uccellini, director the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Center For Environmental Prediction. Uccellini said the "extent of heavy rainfall has a danger of flooding for Pennsylvania and Maryland and into northern Virginia. "Given…
Monday, December 12, 2011
If you sustained losses or damages from Hurricane Irene or Tropical Storm Lee, time is running out to register for help.
Monday, December 12, 2011
From the Montgomery County Dept of Public Safety: December 14 is the deadline to apply for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. FEMA must have your application by the end of business that afternoon. To apply: • call 800-621-FEMA (3362) • visit www.disasterassistance.gov • Smartphone or tablet: m.fema.gov • TTY: 1-800-462-7585 • Video Relay Service: 800-621-3362 What you’ll need when you apply: - Social Security number, including your spouse - private insurance information, if available - address and zip code of the damaged property - directions to the damaged home or property - daytime telephone number and current mailing address Even if you are unsure of your eligibility, or if you’re not sure if you intend on …
Monday, September 19, 2011
The new center will be located in Conshohocken. Residents affected by recent Tropical Storm Lee flooding are not yet eligible for aid.
A disaster recovery center intended to help Montgomery County residents and businesses who sustained damage during Hurricane Irene last month will open Wednesday in Conshohocken, the county announced this afternoon. The facility will be located at 1175 Conshohocken Road and will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week. The center will remain open until FEMA decides to close it, said John Corcoran, Montgomery County Director of Communications. Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Small Business Administration, the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, and several other state and federal agencies will be on hand. "Uninsured and under-insured homeowners, renters and businesses may be eligible…