16 September 2011
Again, I thought this would be important to you and there is
NOTHING on the West Vincent Township website about this Press
Release, but in their defense, they did finally post a very
general FEMA notice but it is not directed at Chesco residents. I
figured I had better get this specific information out right away
since it looks like a Disaster Recovery Center will be opened up
next week here in Chester County for people to go to. This is why
it is important to report damage to the township and that they
forward it on.
It looks like there will be funding assistance for individuals
in Chester County. I have attached the Press Release from
Chester County in full for you. I ask that you forward this
e-mail to anyone you know that may need some financial
Most important, though, the Movie
Night notice was removed from the Township website! Movie
Night has been changed to September 17. The movie will be "Toy
Story 3". Gonna be cold this weekend so make sure
you have warm apparel. Starts at 8 pm. I think they will still
be selling ice cream at the event to defray costs.
THE COUNTY OF CHESTER
Ryan A. Costello
OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONERS
313 W. Market Street, Suite 6202
P.O. Box 2748
West Chester, PA 19380-0991
September 14, 2011
EDITORS: The following is for immediate release. If you have
any questions, please contact
Rebecca Brain, Communications Coordinator at (610) 344-6279 or Mark Rupsis, Chester
Administrative Officer, at (610) 344-6025.
Chester County included for individual assistance
as part of Hurricane Irene Disaster Declaration
WEST CHESTER _ Chester County has been notified that
citizens are eligible for individual
assistance under the Hurricane Irene Presidential Disaster
Declaration for Pennsylvania.
The designation means individuals, families, and businesses
will be eligible for a wide range of
federal benefits including eligibility for grants and loans,
including Small Business Administration loans.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency will be the lead
agency for this, working with the
Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and the county’s
Department of Emergency Services.
The county expects FEMA will be opening a Disaster Recovery
Center in Chester County next
week. The center will be located at the county’s Government
Services Center on Westtown Road, West
The Disaster Recovery Center will be a one-stop shopping
registration place for citizens for the
various assistance programs. Registration is also available
on-line and by telephone.
• Telephone: 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY at 800-462-7585. Those who use 711 or
Relay Service (VRS) can call 800-621-3362.
• Internet: Individuals may apply for disaster assistance
online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov.
• By Smartphone or tablet: using the web address - m.fema.gov
• Through FEMA's App for android phones, which can be
The individual assistance for Hurricane Irene is in addition
to the already declared public
assistance for Chester County covering seven categories. The
public assistance categories for property
owned by governments, public utilities, and certain
non-profits are debris removal, emergency protective
measures, roads and bridges, water control facilities,
buildings and equipment, utilities and parks,
recreational facilities and other items.
From preliminary data, Chester County could receive as much
as $3.2 million in public assistance.
The county is also hosting a meeting on Thursday with
federal and state representatives to assess
damage connected to last week’s Tropical Storm Lee.
Chester County is the first county in Pennsylvania to
initiate a strategic planning process and has
a Aaa rating on its bonds from Moody’s Investors Service as
well as AAA ratings from Standard & Poor’s
and Fitch Ratings. Established by William Penn as one of
Pennsylvania’s three original counties,
Chester County has been named by Forbes.com as one of
America’s best places to raise a family and is
ranked the healthiest county in Pennsylvania by the Robert
Wood Johnson Foundation and the University
of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.
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