Disaster Recovery Information - Hurricane Ida
Upper Dublin Township Contact Information
Residents can contact Upper Dublin Township at 215-643-1600 or email email@example.com with any questions, concerns or storm-related information.
Township departments have temporarily relocated to the office building at 370 Commerce Drive in Fort Washington.
If you have a police-related non-emergency question, please call the non-emergency line at 215-646-2101. If you are experiencing an emergency, call 9-1-1 immediately. The Police Department has temporarily moved to the Library at 520 Virginia Drive.
All public meetings will be held at 520 Virginia Drive. Click this link for more information on upcoming meetings.
Click this link for a Tornado Recovery Resource List from the Upper Dublin Library. All links are clickable.
Landscaping with Native Plants
As homeowners continue to re-plant, please read this information from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources on landscaping with native plants.
Township & Public Facility Recovery Information
In coordination with LandStudies, Inc., Upper Dublin Township has developed a reforestation plan for Tannerie Run West (Park), which includes planting of approximately 1,659 plants. This 8.5 acre open space property, located along Joel Drive between Susquehanna Road and Meetinghouse Road, was devastated by the September 1st tornado. The plan can be found here.
Insurance Questions & Issues with Insurance Companies
Do you have questions related to your insurance policy? Have you had an issue while filing a claim with your insurance company? If so, you may contact the Pennsylvania Insurance Department's Consumer Service Bureau for assistance. They can be contacted online or via phone at 1-877-881-6388. The form can also be downloaded and submitted to Rep. Todd Stephens at firstname.lastname@example.org
*NEW* Tax Relief for Catastrophic Property Loss
The Montgomery County Board of Assessment Appeals offers relief for anyone who has experienced a catastrophic loss to their property. The reduction to the assessment is based on the amount of damage sustained.
Relief is offered for damage from Hurricane Ida, as well as for ANY other catastrophic loss (e.g., fire, flood, tornado, hurricane, etc.). If you believe that your property has suffered significant damage, please contact the Board of Assessment Appeals at (610) 278-3761 and ask to speak to the assessor for your area. The assessor will visit your property and make a determination if it warrants a reduction in tax burden due to catastrophic loss.
*New* Free Legal Assistance
A toll-free legal aid helpline, operated by Legal Aid of Southeastern PA, is now available for survivors of Hurricane Ida in Pennsylvania. Low-income survivors facing legal issues may call 877-429-5994. The helpline will be staffed Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., but messages can be left 24/7.
Callers should identify that they are seeking storm-related legal assistance, name the county in which they are located, and describe their legal problems. Survivors who qualify for assistance will be matched with Pennsylvania lawyers who have volunteered to provide free legal help.
Examples of legal assistance available may include:
- Assistance with securing FEMA and other benefits available to disaster survivors
- Help with home repair contracts and contractors
- Replacement of wills and other important legal documents destroyed in the disaster
- Assisting in consumer protection matters, remedies and procedures
- Counseling on mortgage-foreclosure problems
- Counseling on landlord/tenant problems
- Assistance with life, medical, and property insurance claims
Upper Dublin Citizen Emergency Fund
A 501(c)(3) charitable, non-profit organization entirely funded by private donations.
Established in 2018, the Upper Dublin Citizen Emergency Fund (CEF) was created to provide relief to distressed persons in Upper Dublin Township facing a critical, immediate need for food, shelter, medical care or clothing for their health and well-being.
Natural Disaster Inclusion: Expenses related to natural disasters, such as the flooding and tornadoes associated with Hurricane Ida, will be considered in the period immediately following an event, concluding at a future time to be determined.
Citizen Emergency Fund Information and Application
- Citizen Emergency Fund FAQs
- Citizen Emergency Fund Full Application (FAQs, Application, Disclosures and Attestation Form) - printable
- Citizen Emergency Fund Full Application (FAQs, Application, Disclosures and Attestation Form) - fillable
- Citizen Emergency Fund Application Only - printable
- Citizen Emergency Fund Application Only - fillable
See FAQs for details. Note: The Review Committee reserves the right to waive some or all of these requirements
- Completed, signed and dated UDCEF Application (see links above)
- Copy of applicable paid receipt(s) or supporting documentation, showing vendor, payment and date of service
- Completed, signed and dated Disclosures and Attestation Form, with statement from Insurance Company
If you would like to donate, please send a check (made payable to Upper Dublin Citizen Emergency Fund) to Upper Dublin Township, c/o Jonathan Bleemer, 370 Commerce Drive*, Fort Washington, PA 19034. You can also DONATE ONLINE via PayPal Giving (NEW as of 2/22/22!).
The CEF has been granted IRS 501(c)(3) status as a charitable, non-profit organization.
*The Upper Dublin Township Building has been temporarily relocated to this address as a result of tornado damage to the municipal complex on Loch Alsh Ave.
Click this link to read more on the CEF webpage.
Storm Permit Center
The Storm Permit center at 801 Loch Alsh Avenue is closed effective Friday, December 17th. Please visit the Township Building at 370 Commerce Drive for all permit needs. The application process for storm-related replace-in-kind permits (not alterations) will be expedited and some permits may be issued the same day.
Residents/contractors can make an appointment to meet with code officials by calling (215) 416-3600. Appointments should be made at least 24 hours in advance. It is understood that many residents are in negotiations with their insurance companies regarding settlements and may have building plans that require consultation and/or quick review. Code officials will make every effort to assist residents through this process.
FEMA Individual Assistance
The FEMA Individual Assistance and SBA Physical Disaster Loan application period has ended as of Monday, January 10, 2022.
On September 10th, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to supplement commonwealth and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by Hurricane Ida from August 31 to September 5, 2021.
Federal assistance programs may include but are not limited to rental assistance, repair or replacement of housing to a safe, sanitary, and functional standard (not pre-disaster condition), funds for other needs (e.g., vehicles, clothing, appliances, etc.), and low-interest loans.
Follow the below steps to start your recovery process and apply for assistance:
Step 1: Take photos of your damaged home and belongings.
Step 2: Make a list of damaged/lost items.
Step 3: If you have insurance, you must file a claim with your insurance company. If you do not have insurance, continue to Step 4.
Step 4: Gather and have ready the following information:
- Social Security Number
- You, another adult member or minor child in your household must have a Social Security number. You or they must also be a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or qualified alien. If you don't have a Social Security number, read the article How do I apply for a new or replacement Social Security number card.
- Insurance Information: types of coverage (e.g., homeowners, flood, automobile)
- Damage Information: description of the damage and your property
- Financial Information: total annual household income, before taxes, pre-disaster
- Contact Information: address/phone for damaged property and applicant
- Direct Deposit Information (optional): FEMA may be able to deposit funds directly to your bank account (need bank name, type of account, routing and account #s)
Step 5: Apply for disaster assistance from FEMA using one of the below methods. The application deadlines have been updated - see above.
- Online at www.disasterassistance.gov (Espanol: https://www.disasterassistance.gov/es)
- Over the phone at 1-800-621-3362 / TTY 1-800-462-7585 (7 a.m. to 1 a.m. ET, 7 days a week)
- Via the FEMA smartphone application: Google Play or Apple App Store
- In-person at a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) - location and other details to be announced soon
Step 6: You will be contacted by a FEMA inspector, who will schedule an appointment to visit your property to confirm your eligibility for assistance.
- NOTE: FEMA inspectors come from all over the country using phones from various area codes. If you apply for assistance, be prepared to answer your phone when called, even if it is from a number that you do not recognize.
Step 7: If recommended by FEMA or if you believe you might be eligible, consider applying for a low-interest loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration (see the next section below for more information).
For additional information on the disaster declaration, visit https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4618.
- Federal Disaster Declaration Fact Sheet
- FEMA Individual Assistance Fact Sheet
- FEMA Disaster Assistance Sequence of Delivery Fact Sheet
- FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Brochure
FEMA Appeals and Continued Rental Assistance
Determined ineligible for FEMA disaster assistance? You can appeal the decision within 60 days. Click here to learn more.
In addition, homeowners whose furnaces, septic systems, bridges, and/or wells were damaged may be eligible for financial assistance under FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program. People who are determined ineligible, or received an initial amount for cleaning or testing, have the right to appeal for additional assistance in some cases up to the actual cost of repair or replacement of furnaces, septic systems, bridges, and wells. Click here for more information.
Continued Rental Assistance
Survivors of Hurricane Ida who live in Montgomery County or other designated counties in Pennsylvania and received initial rental assistance from FEMA may be eligible for continued rental assistance. To be eligible to apply, survivors must meet the following conditions:
- They were awarded initial rental assistance and used it as intended. The initial award covered two months.
- They are unable to return to their pre-disaster residence because it is uninhabitable, cannot be accessed, or is not available due to Hurricane Ida.
- They cannot pay for housing without assistance.
- They are not receiving temporary housing help from any other source.
- They are developing a longer-term or permanent housing plan or can demonstrate progress toward one.
Survivors applying for continued assistance must complete an Application for Continued Temporary Housing Assistance. To request this form, call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362.
Applicants should submit the following documents with the completed application:
- Pre- and post-disaster income for household members 18 and older.
- Proof of pre-disaster housing costs (copy of lease and utility bills, renter’s insurance, mortgage statements, real estate taxes, home insurance, etc.)
- Proof of post-disaster housing costs (copy of current lease or rental agreement signed by the applicant and the landlord).
The application form and supporting documents should be returned to FEMA in one of the following ways:
- Upload them to your disaster account at www.disasterassistance.gov.
- Mail them to FEMA, PO Box 10055, Hyattsville, MD 20782-8055.
- Fax them to 800-827-8112.
FEMA will evaluate the request to determine if the applicant is eligible. It is important for applicants to keep FEMA updated with their contact information and housing status.
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Assistance
The FEMA Individual Assistance and SBA Physical Disaster Loan application period has ended as of Monday, January 10, 2022.
In addition to the FEMA programs described above, low-interest disaster loans are available from the U.S. Small Business Administration for certain homeowners, renters, and business owners in Montgomery County. These loans may cover losses not covered by insurance or FEMA, as well as business operating expenses that could have been met had the disaster not occurred. Available loan types include:
- Business Physical Disaster Loans: Loans to businesses to repair or replace disaster-damaged property owned by the business, including real estate, inventories, supplies, machinery, and equipment. Businesses of any size are eligible. Private, non-profit organizations such as charities, churches, private universities, etc., are also eligible.
- Maximum individual loan amount: $2 million
- Application deadline: January 10, 2022
- Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL): Working capital loans to help small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture, and most private, non-profit organizations of all sizes meet their ordinary and necessary financial obligations that cannot be met as a direct result of the disaster. These loans are intended to assist through the disaster recovery period.
- Maximum individual loan amount: $2 million
- Application deadline: June 10, 2022
- Home Disaster Loans: Loans to homeowners or renters to repair or replace disaster-damaged real estate and personal property, including automobiles.
- Maximum individual loan amount: $200,000 for real estate/$40,000 for personal property
- Application deadline: January 10, 2022
Interest rates are as low as 2.855% for businesses, 2.0% for non-profit organizations, and 1.563% for homeowners and renters (subject to SBA eligibility determination).
For a brief overview of the SBA application process, view this video on YouTube.
For complete program information and eligibility criteria, view the SBA's Disaster Loan Fact Sheet.
Apply for SBA assistance using one of the below methods:
- Online at https://disasterloanassistance.sba.gov/ela
- Via mail, call 1-800-659-2955 (1-800-877-8339 for deaf/hard of hearing) between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., seven days a week, to request a paper application or download a copy at https://disasterloanassistance.sba.gov/ela. Completed applications should be mailed to U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.
- In-person at a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) - location and other details to be announced soon
Questions? Call 1-800-659-2955 (1-800-877-8339 for deaf/hard of hearing) between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., seven days a week, or email email@example.com.
FEMA Public Assistance
The Public Assistance application period has ended, effective December 7, 2021. Agencies with questions may contact PEMA Specialist Jonathan Skripka at firstname.lastname@example.org.
**Note that the term "Public" here refers to public agencies (i.e., governments), not members of the public. Individuals and households are eligible to apply for aid through the Individual Assistance program (see details above).**
On Friday, October 8th, FEMA announced that Public Assistance (PA) funding has been made available to Montgomery, Bucks, and Chester counties to augment state and local recovery efforts in the areas struck by Hurricane Ida. The declaration has, to date, been expanded to include the counties of Dauphin, Delaware, Fulton, Huntingdon, Luzerne, Philadelphia, Schuylkill, and York. All seven categories of PA (A-G) are now available to the Commonwealth government, eligible local governments, and certain private nonprofit organizations on a 75 percent cost-sharing basis for eligible expenditures. Categories include:
- Category A: Debris Removal
- Category B: Emergency Protective Measures
- Category C: Roads and Bridges
- Category D: Water Control Facilities
- Category E: Buildings and Equipment
- Category F: Utilities
- Category G: Parks, Recreational Facilities, and Other Items
Eligible entities include*:
- County governments
- Municipalities, boroughs, and townships
- Local public authorities
- School districts
- Regional government entities
- Agencies or instrumentalities of local governments
- Special districts established under State law
- Community Development Districts (must own and be legally responsible for maintenance, and operation of an eligible facility that is open to and serves the general public)
- Private nonprofit organizations (subject to a number of restrictions, see pages 43-48)
*This list may not be all-inclusive. FEMA makes final determinations on organization eligibility.
FEMA and PEMA held virtual Public Assistance Applicant Briefings during the week of October 18th. Any potentially eligible entity that did not attend a briefing or did attend but has questions may contact PEMA Specialist Jonathan Skripka at email@example.com. The Request for Public Assistance MUST be submitted to FEMA through the FEMA portal by Tuesday, December 7, 2021.
For more information on the Public Assistance program, visit https://www.fema.gov/assistance/public/program-overview.
Residential debris related to the September 1st tornado and hurricane will no longer be collected. The drop-off site located behind the damaged Township Building (801 Loch Alsh Avenue) is closed. Questions? (215) 643-1600 ext. 3221 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Major Disaster Declaration Amendment
On October 8, 2021, President Biden's Major Disaster Declaration was amended to include Public Assistance (PA) in Bucks, Chester, and Montgomery Counties. There are now three programs in place to assist.
The original Declaration for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania released federal funds from the first program—Individual Assistance (IA) which allowed individual homeowners and small businesses to apply for assistance from FEMA and the SBA.
The second program—FEMA Hazard Mitigation disaster assistance was also approved on September 10th for the entirety of Pennsylvania. This provides funding for mitigation that will reduce future losses from storm damage. More information can be found within FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Assistance Guidance. This year’s grant program will open on October 18, 2021 but a letter of intent must be sent by October 15, 2021.
The third and final program—Public Assistance (PA) is now available under the amended declaration. Through this program, FEMA helps state, local, tribal, and territorial governments and certain types of private nonprofit organizations cover their costs for life-saving emergency protective measures, debris removal, and restoring public infrastructure.
Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers (Montgomery County and FEMA)
Montgomery County and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced the opening of Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers (MDRCs), temporary facilities where Hurricane Ida survivors can access resources from FEMA, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and Pennsylvania state agencies. Individuals, families, and business owners can get help applying for federal assistance, receive information about the types of assistance available, learn about the appeals process, and get updates on their applications.
The current schedule for MDRCs is as follows:
- Hampton Inn & Suites Valley Forge/Oaks, 100 Cresson Blvd., Phoenixville, PA 19460
Friday, October 8: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. and Saturday, October 9: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
- Hyatt Place Philadelphia/King of Prussia, 440 American Ave., King of Prussia, PA 19406
Monday, October 11 and Tuesday, October 12: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
- Courtyard Philadelphia Valley Forge/Collegeville, 600 Campus Dr., Collegeville, PA 19426
Wednesday, October 13 and Thursday, October 14: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Additional dates and community locations will be announced soon and posted at www.montcopa.org/Ida.
The Mobile DRCs will offer a limited number of services from FEMA, SBA, and a state program manager. Individuals interested in the comprehensive suite of federal, state, and Montgomery County services are encouraged to visit the full-service Disaster Recovery Center (DRC). The DRC will be open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. until further notice. For more information, visit www.montcopa.org/Ida.
More information can be found on the County website: www.montcopa.org/Ida
FEMA Disaster Recovery Center at Montgomery County Community College
Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC), jointly operated by county agencies, the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Small Business Administration (SBA), will be open at Montgomery County Community College. The DRCs will offer information on available resources to homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage to their property from the remnants of Hurricane from August 31 - September 5, 2021.
Montgomery County Community College
Health Sciences Center Gymnasium
Address: 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell PA
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The DRC will be closed on Sundays.
The DRC will be accessible for individuals with disabilities and have on-site communication accessibility tools like amplified listening devices and Video Remote Interpreting. Additional accommodations can be made upon arrival. ASL interpreters and multilingual services will be available upon request.
Specialists at these temporary disaster recovery centers are equipped to help individuals apply with FEMA, upload documents needed in the application process and answer questions about specific cases. In addition, Customer Service Representatives from the Small Business Administration will also be on hand to provide program information, answer any questions and explain how to apply for SBA’s low-interest disaster loans for businesses, private non-profits, homeowners and renters.
Disaster Unemployment Assistance
Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) is a federally-funded program that provides financial and reemployment assistance to certain individuals whose employment has been lost or interrupted as a direct result of a major disaster.
The following groups may be eligible for DUA benefits:
- Individuals who work or live in Montgomery, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Philadelphia, or York counties and lost their jobs directly due to the disaster.
- Individuals unable to reach their job because they must travel through the affected area and are unable to do so because of the disaster.
- Individuals who were to begin employment but were prevented from doing so by the disaster.
- Individuals who became the major support for a household because of the death of the head of the household as a result of the disaster.
- Individuals who cannot work because of an injury caused as a direct result of the disaster.
- Individuals in need of assistance who meet at least one of the above criteria may file a claim at https://benefits.uc.pa.gov/vosnet/Default.aspx.
The DUA application deadline related to Hurricane Ida is October 20, 2021. With questions, call 1-888-313-7284, email UCHelp@pa.gov, or visit the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at Montgomery County Community College.
Building Inspector Weekend Contact Information
If you have a critical need for the services of the Township Building Inspector over the weekend, please call 215-416-3600.
Check on your neighbors
Reminder: please continue to check on your neighors and friends and share updated Township information. If you know of anyone in particular need (i.e. elderly still in their homes without power, those with special financial issues, etc.), please contact the Township at (215) 643-1600. We will coordinate a wellness check.
Township Compost Site
The Compost Site will be open on Saturday, December 4th from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in addition to the regular weekday hours.
The compost site facility is located at 1128 Camphill Road next to Mondauk Manor Park. We will accept standard yard waste only. No trees, wood chippings or large limbs. Residents only - please bring your ID. No landscapers, contractors or clean-up companies.
Reminder: call your insurance company to file a claim if you have not yet.
Debris Collection - Vegetative, Electronics, Large Appliances, Hazardous Waste, Construction Debris, and Household Garbage
Residential debris will no longer be collected. The crews are still cleaning out PUBLIC AREAS only.
Montgomery County signed a contract for debris removal in Upper Dublin Township.
1. The crews began "sweeping" the Township on Wednesday, September 8th
2. The crews will continue sweeping the Township until a later-established date.
3. The collections will include ALL debris: vegetative, electronics, large appliances, construction debris, and household garbage.
4. The debris collection will take place in the ENTIRE TOWNSHIP, not just in the areas previously marked as the "affected area."
Along with the outlined details below, please see this graphic for guidelines.
1. The crews will work seven (7) days/week and from sun-up to sun down.
2. There is no schedule for the collections. The crews will start at various locations each day and work their way through the Township.
3. Anyone with large appliances that need to be collected (refrigerators, washing machines, microwaves, etc.) should call (215) 643-1600 to add your address to the collection list.
4. Please continue to put debris at the curb, but be sure that all items are within the 15' area.
5. All debris must be storm-related. NO SPOILED FOOD can be at the curb in these piles. Please use your brown totes in your normal collection.
6. Please do not place hazardous waste at the curb at this time. These items WILL BE collected, but the other material will be collected first.
7. Try to keep piles out from under power and utility lines so the trucks and crews can access the debris.
1. Collections will take place in the entire Township.
2. Each type of debris (vegetative, electronics, large appliances, hazardous waste, construction debris, and household garbage) must be separated into piles. Please do not co-mingle items.
3. The contractors will not be cutting trees down or digging out stumps. All tree branches, leaves, logs, and plants must be placed within fifteen feet (15') of the curb/pavement.
4. Do not place any debris in the roadway, under power lines, or near trees, poles, or other structures.
5. Appliance doors must be sealed/secured (see #3 under "Details").
6. The contractors will not be entering properties past the 15' allowed for collection. HOWEVER: if any part of the debris are within the 15', the contractors will pull the item(s) the rest of the way for removal.
7. There will be no charge to the residents for these collections.
8. There will be no reimbursement to residents for tree removal work that has already been completed.
Township Event & Operation Updates/Changes
1. Township Building Inspectors, along with structural engineers, have been surveying damaged areas and properties (exterior-only evaluations). All damage indoors must be evaluated by your personal insurance agency and/or structural engineer. (Click this link for a list of structural engineers. Note: the Township does not endorse any of these companies/engineers.)
2. Normal bulk trash and cardboard collection operations have not yet resumed.
Free On-Demand Transportation
No-cost transportation through Gogo Grandparent is available for anyone who has been impacted by Hurricane Ida for basic transportation needs. Transportation is for anyone, not just seniors! Montgomery County residents can request free roundtrip transportation through the following process:
Step 1: Sign Up:
Call 1 (855) 464-6872 and tell them you would like to sign up as part of Montgomery County, or
Visit https://gogograndparent.com/montco to sign up
Step 2: Request a Car
Call 1 (855) 464-6872
Press 1 for a car to your home
Press 2 for a car to where we dropped you off last
Press 0 to speak with an operator.
Step 3: A car comes to you!
MontCo Recorder of Deeds Provides Deeds to Homeowners Devastated by Ida Free of Charge
Homeowners: if your original deed was destroyed and you need a certified copy, copies can be obtained from the Recorder of Deeds office in a number of ways. Read more on the MontCo website.
Trash, Recycling & Yard Waste Collection
- For normal collections: any roads or homes that are missed by Township trucks in their first pass WILL be collected either later that day or the following day. There are some roads that are still blocked. If you have any questions or concerns, call (215) 643-1600.
- For normal collections: residents who do not have brown totes should place all trash in trash bags (kitchen bags or black trash bags are acceptable), and those without green totes should use yard bags. TRASH RULES: up to 5 bags per household; each bag must be less than 50 pounds; NO housing or building materials. YARD WASTE RULES: up to 10 bags/bundles; bundles must not exceed 5' in length and 50 pounds; branches with a diameter greater than 5" will not be taken. This is only for residents areas affected by the hurricane/tornado.
Damage Assessment Information
What to do if your property (residence or business) was damaged:
- Fill out this form: https://veoci.com/veoci/p/links/MontcoDamageAssessmentForm (only one submission per household).
- Report the damage to the township via this email address: email@example.com.
- If you have any further questions, call (215) 643-1600.
- If you need assistance, call the Hurricane Ida Crisis Cleanup Hotline: (844) 965-1386 -- Assistance provided: Cutting fallen trees; removing affected drywall, flooring, and appliances; tarping roofs; mitigating mold. NOTE: These services are performed by volunteers and will be provided at no cost to the resident. Service is not guaranteed, however, as resources are limited.
List of Contractors - Updated 9/7/2021(*note: the Township is not endorsing nor recommending any of the listed companies/contractors)
Mental Health Support
Montgomery County Mobile Crisis provides support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-855-634-HOPE (4673). This service is available to anyone in Montgomery County, including children, teens, adults, and families.
Donations & Volunteers
Any donations or needs for your pets, contact Amy from firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please spread the word and check with your neighbors to see if they could use any help. If you know of anyone in particular need (i.e. elderly still in their homes without power, those with special financial issues, etc.), please contact the Township at (215) 643-1600 and anonymously add those names to our list. We will coordinate a wellness check.
If you are interested in volunteering, please visit your closest neighborhood park to help pick up trash and debris. Trash and other debris can be piled in one location in the park for Upper Dublin Township's Parks Department to pick up. Please bring your own trash bags. Do NOT bring or use chainsaws in the parks.
The Montgomery County Commissioners are pleased to announce the creation of the Montco Emergency Disaster Relief Fund, hosted by the Montgomery County Foundation, Inc. All donations to this fund will support non-profit agencies serving Montgomery County individuals and families impacted by the remnants of Hurricane Ida. Funds can be used to support housing, food, gasoline, and household needs such as cleaning products, hygiene products, bedding, towels, and clothing. Contributors can donate to the Montco Emergency Disaster Relief Fund through the following ways:
- Donate online
- Text GIVE or DONATE to (610) 600-1764
- Donate by check, mail to: The Montgomery County Foundation, Inc., 4 Sentry Parkway East, Suite 302, Blue Bell, PA 19422
Donations are tax-deductible as allowable by law.
President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves Pennsylvania Disaster Declaration
"Today, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. declared that a major disaster exists in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and ordered Federal assistance to supplement commonwealth and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by the remnants of Hurricane Ida from August 31 to September 5, 2021.
The President’s action makes Federal funding available to affected individuals in the counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Philadelphia and York."
Residents and business owners who sustained losses in the designated counties can begin applying for assistance by registering online at http://www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA(3362) or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) for the hearing and speech impaired. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (local time) seven days a week until further notice.
The Township spoke with water suppliers on Saturday, 9/4/2021. All three (AQUA, Ambler Borough, & North Wales Water Authority) confirmed that there are NO ISSUES WITH WATER QUALITY.
Pop-Up Community Meeting - Friday, 9/10/2021
Friday, September 10th at 4:00pm - Loch Alsh Avenue at the flag pole in front of UDHS.
Township and School District representatives gave updates. There was a Q&A.
Neighborhood Pop-Up Meetings - Saturday, 9/4/2021
Three pop-up neighborhood meetings (Fort Washington, Stuart Creek & Joel Drive) occurred on Saturday (9/4/2021) with Township and PECO representatives. Updated information was shared and there was a Q&A with residents.
Montgomery County Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC)
Montgomery County will operate a Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) for residents affected by Hurricane Ida. The MARC will be open on Wednesday, September 8th from 12 noon to 7:00 p.m. and on Thursday, September 9 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. At the MARC, residents will have access to representatives from non-profit disaster relief organizations; municipal, County, and State emergency management agencies; elected officials; and various County and State government human services agencies.
The MARC will be located at 2 W. Lafayette Street, Norristown, PA 19401, the headquarters of the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit. Parking will be available on site. The MARC is also within walking distance of SEPTA’s Norristown Transportation Center, providing access to numerous bus routes and the Norristown High Speed Line. Regional Rail service on the Manayunk/Norristown Line remains suspended as crews repair damage caused by Hurricane Ida.
For more information from Montgomery County, please visit www.montcopa.org/ida.
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