Monday, March 30, 2015

Disaster Recovery Center to open for Huricane Irene victims

Representatives of county, state and federal agencies will be at the Neshaminy Mall starting Thursday.

Disaster Recovery Center to open for Huricane Irene victims

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A house in the River Mawr section of Yardley, one block from the Delaware River, damaged by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. (Bill Reed/Staff)

Bucks County residents who suffered losses from Hurricane Irene can file for assistance at a Disaster Recovery Center starting Thursday at the Neshaminy Mall.

County, state and federal agencies will have representatives at the center, which is scheduled to be open from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on subsequent days.  

Before going to the center, residents with insurance are advised to file claims with their agents. Residents should also register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) at, on web enabled mobile device at, or by calling 1-800-621-3362 before visting the center.

When applying for assistance, applicants should have the following information available:

  • Social Security Number (including spouse)
  • Private insurance information, if available
  • Address and zip code of the damaged property
  • Directions to the damaged home or property
  • Daytime telephone number and current mailing address


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Chris Palmer covers Bucks County for the Philadelphia Inquirer. His previous work has appeared in the New York Times and on several Times blogs, including City Room, the Local East Village and SchoolBook (which has since been taken over by WNYC). Contact him at, 610 313 8212 or on Twitter, @cs_palmer.

Ben Finley covers Bucks County for The Philadelphia Inquirer. He previously worked for The Associated Press, and the Bucks County Courier Times, where he won more than a dozen journalism awards from organizations including the Education Writers Association, the Society for Features Journalism and the Pennsylvania Bar Association. He grew up in Columbus, Ohio and graduated with honors from The Ohio State University with a degree in journalism. Contact him at, 610-313-8118 or on Twitter, @Ben_Finley.

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