A disaster recovery center intended to help Montgomery County residents and businesses who last month will open Wednesday in Conshohocken, the county announced this afternoon.
The facility will be located at 1175 Conshohocken Road and will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week. The center will remain open until FEMA decides to close it, said John Corcoran, Montgomery County Director of Communications.
Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Small Business Administration, the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, and several other state and federal agencies will be on hand.
"Uninsured and under-insured homeowners, renters and businesses may be eligible to receive grants for temporary housing, home repair, home replacement and permanent housing construction," the county said in a release.
Those affected by the flooding caused by the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee earlier this month are not yet eligible for assistance, Corcoran said.
Corcoran said the county is still trying to obtain federal disaster assistance for those residents and businesses, but it is not yet known when that might happen. Those people should notify their insurers and local municipalities about their situation, Corcoran said.
The county also said that FEMA representatives are going door-to-door in areas affected by flooding to meet directly with residents. FEMA workers are "clearly identified" by their FEMA shirts and badges, the county said.
The county is urging all those affected by Irene to call FEMA at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or apply for disaster assistance online.
[Editor's note: The original version of this story mistakenly indicated that the disaster recovery center in Conshohocken would only be open from Monday through Friday. It will be open every day.]