Financial help available for York County residents impacted by remnants of Ida


YORK COUNTY, Pa. (WHTM) — Nearly two weeks after remnants of Ida tore through the Midstate, residents in select Pennsylvania counties can apply for state and federal assistance.

Residents in York, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties can apply for FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program (IHP), which provides financial and direct services to individuals and households affected by a disaster, who have uninsured or underinsured necessary expenses and serious needs.

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Applications for assistance can be submitted online by clicking here or over the phone by calling 1-800-621-3362.

“This powerful storm caused severe flooding and spawned numerous rare tornadoes, which left homeowners and communities devastated. That’s why my administration worked swiftly to get approval for federal disaster aid,” Gov. Wolf said. “Disaster assistance is now available so I encourage everyone who was directly impacted by this storm to register today.

Following applications, residents will receive notification letters from FEMA either by U.S. mail or by electronic correspondence explaining their next steps. Applicants who are unable to live in their primary residence will be contacted by an inspector via phone to schedule an inspection. All inspections will be conducted without entering residences. 

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