Sep. 14, 2021

HARRISBURG—Rep. Todd Stephens (R-Montgomery) has asked the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) to open a Disaster Recovery Center in the Upper Dublin-Horsham area.

“Unfortunately, the communities that received the most tornado damage were in Horsham and Upper Dublin,” Stephens said. “Forcing homeowners to travel elsewhere to obtain information and apply for funds would be irresponsible. A site in the communities most impacted just makes sense.”

Stephens made his request soon after President Joe Biden declared Montgomery County a disaster area eligible for federal funding and services for individuals and households damaged by the flooding caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida. The funds will be distributed to households through the Individual Assistance Program; impacted communities will receive funds through the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.

Individuals in Montgomery County can apply with FEMA online at, by phone at 1-800-621-3362, or in person at a Disaster Recovery Center.

Stephens also reminds those impacted by the storm to file a claim with their insurance company immediately. FEMA assistance cannot aid with losses already covered by insurance.

Residents should also:

• Take photos of damaged homes and belongings.
• Make a list of damaged/lost items.
• File a claim with their insurance company if they have insurance.
• Keep receipts of costs incurred due to displacement.

“No matter where the site is located, please file for financial help if you sustained damages,” Stephens said.

Representative Todd Stephens
151st District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: David Foster