FEMA Aid/Disaster Declaration
FEMA assistance is designed to provide only basic needs to ensure a home is safe, sanitary, and functional. Federal aid may cover damages to ventilation systems, appliances, utilities, as well as ceilings, roofs, floors, and windows but only if the damage makes the home unlivable. Even if you have insurance, you may still qualify for FEMA aid, but you will still need to file a claim with your insurance. Every situation is different so make sure to follow the steps below to begin your recovery process:
Step 1: Take photos of the damage incurred to your home and belongings.
Step 2: Create a list of damaged or lost items.
Step 3: If you have insurance, you must file with them first.
Step 4: Apply for disaster assistance from FEMA by either:
online at www.disasterassistance.gov.
in-person at a Disaster Recovery Center - location to be announced soon.
Step 5: FEMA will contact you to schedule an appointment for an inspector to come to your property and inspect the damages. You MUST take the call.
If you own a business that was damaged in Ida, the U.S. Small Business Administration is providing disaster assistance with Business Physical Disaster Loans, Economic Injury Disaster Loans, and Home Disaster Loans. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://disasterloanassistance.sba.gov/ela
If you or your loved ones are currently homeless or at risk of, contact Montgomery County's Your Way Home for short-term housing by dialing 2-1-1 or text your zip code to 898-211.
And remember, if you have not yet reported property damage to both your municipality and county please do so!
If you still need to report any damage due to Hurricane Ida, please contact both the county and your municipality. To report to the county visit: https://veoci.com/v/p/form/b7bf7bpujcv6?frame=true.
To report to your municipality:
Lower Providence: 610-539-8020.
Upper Providence: 610-983-0355.
West Norriton: 610-631-0450.
Collegeville: 610-489-9208 or email email@example.com.
Skippack: email damage info to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Assistance with cutting fallen trees, removing affected drywall, flooring, and appliances, as well as tarping roofs and mitigating mold please call 844-965-1386. These are volunteer services and are available to help!
Lastly, if you lost state documents due to flooding and damages from Hurricane Ida, please contact my office and my staff will be able to assist.