Disaster Relief Center Opened in Laporte, Sullivan County

WILLIAMSPORT – Beginning today at 1PM, a Disaster Relief Center has been opened at the Loyalsock State Forest District Office, 6735 Route 220, Laporte, PA 18626 to help residents who have been impacted by the recent flooding due to Tropical Storm Lee, according to State Senator Gene Yaw (R-Lycoming).

Once established, the Center will be open from 10AM to 7PM seven days per week until it is no longer needed. Signs will be placed on all access roads giving directions to the site.

“This will be a one stop shop for all disaster relief,” Yaw said.

Those applying for assistance can also register online at http://www.disasterassistance.gov, by web enabled mobile device at m.fema.gov or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). Disaster assistance applicants, who have a speech disability or hearing loss and use TTY, should call
1-800-462-7585 directly; for those who use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call
1-800-621-3362. The toll free numbers will operate from 7 AM to 10 PM (local time) seven days a week until further notice.

Yaw will continue to have emergency updates and local travel information posted on his website at www.senatorgeneyaw.com.

Residents of Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Union counties can also contact Yaw’s Williamsport Office at 1-800-443-5772 or his Harrisburg Office at 717-787-3280 should they have flood related questions. Senator Yaw’s Towanda Office remains closed due to flooding.

Contact: Arnie Kriner

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