Chester County is looking at three areas for federal assistance to help cover the costs incurred from the recent winter storms. They are looking at:
· Economic impact to businesses
· Damages to residential homes and for-profit businesses
· Damages as well as costs incurred by public agencies and non-profit entities
It is important to note, at this point the County has not received any federal assistance and needs to gather accurate data so to determine our eligibility.
Economic Impact to Small Businesses
Any small business that has suffered economic loss due to the February winter storms should be directed to the County website www.chesco.org/des to find additional information and the required form to submit data on their economic impact. Businesses have a deadline to submit forms by close of businesses on Friday, March 7.
Damages to residential homes and for-profit businesses (Individual Assistance)
The County needs to know the number of homes and for-profit businesses that have been damaged or destroyed. We need to know the address of the building and a good description of the damage to the physical structure. If possible, determine if the property is covered by homeowners insurance, the owners contact information and pictures of the damage. Residents can continue to call 2-1-1 (1-866-964-7922) to report their damages. 2-1-1 is open from 8am to 8pm seven days a week.