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Posted on: September 7, 2021

Hurricane/Tropical Storm Ida Recovery Resources and Loans

Assistance for residents, businesses, and non-profit organizations affected by the remnants of Hurricane Ida is available from several County, State, and Federal agencies.

Low-Interest Loans for Businesses and Residents:

Chester County has announced that residents and businesses affected by Hurricane Ida may be eligible for low-interest federal loans from the U.S. Small Business Association (SBA). Read the County's News Release here. The loans are available to businesses, non-profit organizations, homeowners, and renters. View and download the application flyer provided by the SBA here

Information Centers:

A FEMA Disaster Recovery Center, for Chester County residents only, is open at the Ashbridge Square Shopping Center, 945 E. Lancaster Avenue, Downingtown (between the Christmas Tree Shop and Staples Stores).

An SBA Business Recovery Center is open at the Chester County Economic Development Council, 737 Constitution Drive, Exton.

Guides for Flood Clean Up and Recovery: 

Flood Recovery Guide: The Chester County Flood Recovery Guide is published by the Chester County Health Department and includes physical safety, general health, food safety, water safety, and various key points of information related to cleanup and recovery after an incident. The Flood Recovery Guide is available here: County’s Flood Recovery Guide 

"After the Disaster, Returning to Normal" is a Guide prepared by ReadyPA / the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) providing information on how to return to normal and what agencies or programs can assist you along the way.

Survey123: The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and Chester County Department of Emergency Services have developed a survey tool for residents to self-report damages to their homes and businesses. The survey results will be shared with the municipality to verify. The survey can be accessed here:

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