2A 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.
3Decision 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.
4Decision 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.
5Location 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
7Set-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
8Who Staffs the DRC? FEDERAL LEVEL FEMA MANAGER FEMA Staff Small Business AdministrationInternal Revenue ServiceSocial SecurityVeterans AffairsUS Dept. of Housing & Urban Development
9Who Staffs the DRC? STATE LEVEL PEMA MANAGER PEMA Staff PennDOT Dept. of RevenueDept. of Public WelfareDept. of AgingDept. of Labor & IndustryPA Conservation Corps
10Who Staffs the DRC? STATE LEVEL (cont.) PEMA MANAGER Dept. of Environmental ProtectionPublic Utilities CommissionDept. of InsuranceDept. Community & Economic DevelopmentDept. of AgricultureDept. of Health
11Who Staffs the DRC? COUNTY LEVEL County EMA Public Health Crisis CounselorsBAR AssociationElected OfficialsVOAD GroupsPublic Services
12Who 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)
14The 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