The Chester County Commissioners and County Emergency Service officials announced today the confirmation of federal disaster funding assistance for county residents devastated by the impact of Hurricane Ida when the storm hit Chester County on September 1 and 2.

The announcement follows the directive to FEMA by President Biden to make federal funding available to affected individuals in selected Pennsylvania counties, including Chester County.

FEMA assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses and other programs to help individuals recover from the effects of Hurricane Ida.

Chester County residents who have sustained damages caused by Hurricane Ida can begin the application process with FEMA by registering online at www.disasterassistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-3362 or 1-800-462-7585 TTY for the hearing and speech impaired.

In-person registration can also take place at the FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC). Chester County will announce the location of the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in the coming days. Those who visit the DRC can apply in person for assistance, find out more about FEMA and other disaster assistance programs, and ask questions related to their individual circumstances.

For all current and future information related to Hurricane Ida support and recovery in Chester County, go to www.chesco.org/ida.

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