23 September 2011


Just a few things.

One, thank you to all the people sending in information. I am now being a little overwhelmed with what people know “behind the scenes” of West Vincent government. I have my research cut out for me.

Two, I thought this important to get out right away and I wouldn't count on any other “local” source to do it at this point:

We just received word that Chester County is included for Individual Assistance under the Tropical Storm Lee Presidential Disaster Declaration for Pennsylvania. This means that individuals, families, and businesses will be eligible for a wide range of federal benefits including eligibility for grants and loans, including Small Business Administration (SBA) loans. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be the lead agency for this working with the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) and the Department of Emergency Services (DES). The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) we have operating in the Government Services Center in Chester County will be able to assist residents and business impacted by both storms.

Please give this information the widest distribution possible. If you are aware of areas that were impacted by Tropical Storm Lee, please let them know they can register for assistance the following ways:

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: market.android.com/details?id=gov.fema.mobile.android.

Residents can also visit the Disaster Recovery Center that is open in the Chester County Government Services, 601 Westtown Road, Room 042, in West Chester, PA to register for assistance or to ask questions. Residents can visit this Center for both Hurricane Irene AND Tropical Storm Lee related damages. The Center operates seven days a week 10AM to 7PM.

Third, West Vincent Township has a new website. It is very nice, with a colonial type look to it. There are several approved minutes and videos now missing but since this website is just coming up, I should hope that will be straightened out in the next couple days. Otherwise, it is a nice theme. Fairly simple design. I'm not sure if I like the navigation yet but everything new takes some getting used to.

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Best wishes

West Vincent Infos - now in year two of publication