16 September 2011


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 assistance.

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.

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.

Terence Farrell
Kathi Cozzone
Ryan A. Costello
313 W. Market Street, Suite 6202
P.O. Box 2748
West Chester, PA 19380-0991
(610) 344-6100
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 County Chief
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 Video
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 downloaded at:
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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Best wishes

West Vincent Infos - now in year two of publication