September 9 Update: Available County and State Resources in Response to Tropical Depression Ida, Labor Day Activities, and 20th Anniversary of 9/11 Commemorations

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Dear Neighbor, I wanted to update you on available county and state resources as we continue to clean up and assess the damage in the wake of Tropical Depression Ida. The past week has not been easy for our Montco Community, but we will pick ourselves up, brush ourselves off, and remain #MontcoStrong
Available County and State Resources in Response to Ida
If you still need to report any damage due to Hurricane Ida, please contact both the County and your Municipality. To report to the county visit:
To Report to your Municipality:
Lower Providence: 610-539-8020.
Upper Providence: 610-983-0355.
West Norriton: 610-631-0450.
Collegeville: 610-489-9208 or email
Skippack: email damage info to
For Assistance with cutting fallen trees, removing affected drywall, flooring, and appliances, as well as tarping roofs and mitigating mold please call 844-965-1386. These are volunteer services and are available to help!
As recovery continues in our area, please keep in mind that Aqua Water is asking that all customers to continue to conserve water as the Pickering Water Treatment plant was damaged in the storm. Avoid washing cars and turn off your sprinklers!
Roads and Bridges also remain closed in our area. Here is a current list of road closers from the county: As you drive around, please make sure to allow extra driving time for detours and additional traffic since school is now in session.
Finally, Montgomery County is operating a Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) for residents affected by Hurricane Ida. The MARC will be open on Wednesday, September 8 from noon to 7 p.m. and on Thursday, September 9 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. located at 2 W. Lafayette St., Norristown PA 19401. At the MARC, residents will have access to the following agencies:
American Red Cross
Bridgeport Borough
Community Connections
Horsham Township
Lower Providence Township
Medical Reserve Corps
Montgomery County Department of Commerce
Montgomery County Department of Public Safety
Montgomery County Office of Public Health
Montgomery County Recorder of Deeds
Montgomery County Sheriff's Office
National Flood Insurance Program
Norristown Borough
Office of Mental Health & Mobile Crisis (DCORT)
Office of Senator Amanda Cappelletti
Office of Senator Katie Muth
Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency
Pennsylvania Insurance Commission
Salvation Army
Southeast Pennsylvania VOAD
Upper Dublin Township
Upper Providence Township
Veteran’s Affairs of Montgomery County
Victim Services of Montgomery County
Your Way Home
Please keep in mind that masks are required for anyone entering the building regardless of vaccination status. Spanish translators and American Sign Language interpreters will be available to assist residents in accessing various services.
Masks Required in K-12 Schools, Early Learning, and Child Care Settings to Keep Our Schools Open and Students in the Classroom
Last week, Acting Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Alison Beam, announced that beginning this past Monday, September 7, 2021, masks will be required in schools, early learning, and childcare settings. This order focuses directly on protecting students and keeping them in schools. This order applies to everyone indoors at K-12 public schools, including brick and mortar and cyber charter schools, private and parochial schools, career and technical centers (CTCs), and intermediate units (IUs).

Additionally, with 17,000 new COVID-19 cases recorded last week by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Montgomery County is strongly recommending masks in all public spaces both indoor and outdoor. We must continue to remain diligent and cautious as we have seen a tremendous uptick in cases and hospitalizations in the Commonwealth over the last several weeks.
Labor Day Activities
We were blessed to be graced with beautiful weather this past weekend as myself, along with my fellow colleagues, participated in the 34th Annual Tri-State Labor Day Parade and Family Celebration at Penns Landing.

It was a fun, family friendly atmosphere and I was happy to have the opportunity to join in the camaraderie!
20th Anniversary 9/11 this Upcoming Saturday
There are so little words to say as we approach the 20th anniversary of that fateful day. We remember the lives lost, both on that day and as a result of the aftermath and response. As we head into the weekend, I ask you take a few moments and attend a local commemoration ceremony.

I will be attending several community events to commemorate the 20th anniversary of 9/11. There will be a Montco Department of Public Safety 9/11 rededication ceremony along with a Lower Providence Township commemoration ceremony. I hope to see you there.
The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry urges individuals currently enrolled in unemployment programs to take advantage of free jobseeker services offered through PA CareerLink®. These services include access to a free job database, resume assistance, information about reskilling opportunities, and more. To schedule an appointment, please contact PA CareerLink® office.

If you need assistance finding work, please utilize the services of the Montgomery County branch of PA Career Link. A link to its website can be found here: