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Wayne to collect hurricane damage information

September 2, 2011

On Tuesday September 6, 2011, Wayne County Emergency Management will begin to collect data from individuals and business owners concerning losses and damage from Hurricane Irene. Information will be gathered by telephone at 570-253-1622, by fax 570-253-2943 or by e-mail at damage11@co.wayne.pa.us.

Telephone calls will be received between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, September 6 through September 8 and on Friday September 9, from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. Please do not leave a message with damage reports. E-mail and Fax reporting can begin on Monday September 5, 2011.

Each report should contain the following: Name of individual or business, contact telephone number, e-mail address if applicable, street address, mailing address (if different) and municipality. Types of damage to be reported are as follows:

Affected – Minimal damage to primary home or business from water, trees, limbs or other types of storm related hazards. Ex. Include water in the basement, sewer or water pump damage, tree on home or removal of tree from structure.

Minor – Substantial failure of residence; 50% loss of home or business

Destroyed – 100% property loss

Other – Damage to sheds, vehicles or other property other than the main structure, generator costs, any appliances or other personal property loss, tree removal or other outside services needed. (Loss of food due to power outage is NOT eligible)

Revenue – If any of the above losses are covered by or expected to be covered by insurance, please provide that amount.

Please note that the above information is being gathered to provide a preliminary estimate to Federal and State officials to determine if any federal or state funding may be available for Wayne County. The filing of your report will not guarantee any financial assistance but will help to provide information to determine the financial loss throughout the County. Further information will be released as it becomes available. Thank you for your cooperation and assistance.