2 A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) is a jointly operated Federal/State/Local facility intended to provide a single site where those suffering the effects of a disaster can apply for assistance.
3 Decision Making Process/Notification Disaster happens(Natural or Man-Made)Local municipality CountyState Governor declares a disasterAfter recommendation from the Federal and State Coordinating Officers, the PEMA Director decides to open a DRC.
4 Decision Making/Notification Process…Continued PEMA notifies the County Emergency Management Agency of the decision to open a DRC and requests location of a suitable facility and assistance in opening the DRC. Schools and churches should be avoided if possible.
5 Location and Building Specs Location must be convenient for victimsSize: Approx. 40 X 70 ft.Meets ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) requirements (access and restrooms)Adequate ParkingBldg. SecurityLuzerne County Community College
7 Set-Up Needs Tables/Chairs Phone/Fax Lines Internet Access Smoke Alarms/Fire ExtinguishersEvacuation Floor Plan (posted)Trash CansToilet Paper/Paper TowelsCustodial ServiceHVAC System Works ProperlyElectrical System to support effortsComputers, Fax Machines, Printers, Copiers, LaptopsWater For Staff and VisitorsSigns
8 Who Staffs the DRC? FEDERAL LEVEL FEMA MANAGER FEMA Staff Small Business AdministrationInternal Revenue ServiceSocial SecurityVeterans AffairsUS Dept. of Housing & Urban Development
9 Who Staffs the DRC? STATE LEVEL PEMA MANAGER PEMA Staff PennDOT Dept. of RevenueDept. of Public WelfareDept. of AgingDept. of Labor & IndustryPA Conservation Corps
10 Who Staffs the DRC? STATE LEVEL (cont.) PEMA MANAGER Dept. of Environmental ProtectionPublic Utilities CommissionDept. of InsuranceDept. Community & Economic DevelopmentDept. of AgricultureDept. of Health
11 Who Staffs the DRC? COUNTY LEVEL County EMA Public Health Crisis CounselorsBAR AssociationElected OfficialsVOAD GroupsPublic Services
12 Who Staffs the DRC? COUNTY (cont.) Emergency Services County Extension OfficeCounty Housing AuthorityCo. Dept. of Economic DevelopmentDept. of Human Services (Behavioral Health, Area Agency on Aging, and Personal Care Homes)
14 The Disaster Recovery Center Disaster UnemploymentCrisis CounselingTemporary HousingTetanus/Hep B VaccinationsReplacement of Driver’s LicenseWell Water Test KitClean-up HelpUtility ProblemsSBA LoanReplacement of birth/death certificatesTax AssistanceLegal AdviceAnimal Safety