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Montco Residents Urged To Report Damage For FEMA Aid

(A fallen tree lays across a road and power lines in Chester County, Pa.   Photo by KYW's David Madden)

(A fallen tree lays across a road and power lines in Chester County, Pa. Photo by KYW’s David Madden)

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By Brad Segall

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (CBS) – Municipalities in Montgomery County have until four o’clock this afternoon to report preliminary damage assessments from last week’s storm to the county with the hope of getting some federal or state dollars to help with the recovery.

County Commissioner Josh Shapiro says the damage threshold the county needs to meet is $2.8 million. He says residents should report any storm damage to their municipality and then the municipalities should include those numbers with any damage to public property as a result of the storm.

Once the numbers are in, Shapiro says they will request public and individual assistance from FEMA and PEMA. “Everything from a tree falling on a car — like what happened to me — to a tree falling on a roof, to damages as a result from power lines being down. We’ll document it all and then those damages which qualify, we’ll forward that to the federal government.”

He says any money they recover will be spread out across the county’s municipalities to help them with their cleanup efforts.

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