Schuylkill County residents can report flood damages
Flooding in Port Carbon. COPYRIGHT LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS
Schuylkill County residents and businesses that have been impacted by the flooding during the week of Aug. 13 can now report their damages directly to the county via the following webpage: http://www.scema.org/flood-survey-information-form.
The information collected will be entered into the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency Damage Reporting System to support the request of the governor to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for a Presidential Declaration of Disaster.
Residents and businesses should be aware that there is no guarantee federal assistance will be available.
Schuylkill County Emergency Management Agency has also set-up a 2018 Flood Recovery Page at http://www.scema.org/2018-flood-recovery where residents can get flooding information updates from the county.
The Schuylkill County Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters and Long Term Recovery Committee have been working with affected municipalities since the July 23-27 storms to assist with immediate needs of residents in those areas most impacted by the flooding.
The Schuylkill County Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters is made up of non-profit and faith based groups from around the county and region. If a resident has an immediate need, please contact your municipality and the local volunteers will coordinate requests to Schuylkill County VOAD.
Residents can also contact the State Public Inquiry Line at 272-200-3211 for assistance and Pennsylvania VOAD will contact the County.
Schuylkill County Emergency Management Agency is actively working with local, state and federal elected officials and agencies to ensure that all damages are reported for impacted areas of the county.