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Posted on: September 24, 2021

[ARCHIVED] FEMA Resource Center for Ida Victims Opens in Warwick

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A Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) resource center for Bucks County residents and businesses affected by the remnants of Hurricane Ida will open today in the Warwick Square shopping center.

The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open from 1 p.m. – 7 p.m. today, Friday, Sept. 24, and again from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday in the former Giant grocery store, 2395 York Road, Jamison. The resource center will share space with a county-run COVID-19 vaccination clinic.

Next week, the DRC will operate from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday at the same location. Planning for additional sites in the Upper and Lower ends of the county is ongoing.

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The DRC is being conducted by FEMA in partnership with the Bucks County Emergency Management Agency and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA).

Recovery specialists from FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration will be available to assist homeowners, renters, and business owners in applying for federal aid.

FEMA and SBA staff will be ready to provide information about the types of federal help available. Additional agencies and services will be present once the DRC reaches full operational capability next week.

The federal government so far has sent more than $1 million in aid to Bucks County residents since Sept. 10, when President Joseph R. Biden issued a Major Disaster Declaration in response to the widespread damage from the early-September storm. 

Visiting a Disaster Recovery Center is not required to register with FEMA. In addition to visiting a DRC, you can register by:

  • Call the FEMA Helpline at 1-800-621-3362. Multilingual operators are available. Persons who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability and use a TTY may call 1-800-462-7585. If you use 711 or VRS (Video Relay Service) or require accommodations while visiting a center, call 1-800-621-3362. The toll-free numbers are open daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. EST.
  • Help is available in most languages, and information on the registration process is available online at
  • DisasterAssistance.gov or DisasterAssistance.gov/es for Spanish.
  • Download the FEMA mobile app (also in Spanish), wherever you access your mobile applications

Media Contact: James O’Malley, 215-348-6414, jtomalley@buckscounty.org; FEMAR3NewsDesk@fema.dhs.gov

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