Sunday, September 11, 2011

Barletta's reponse

As Mrs. G said earlier " I'd rather have Kanjo."

HAZLETON – Rep. Lou Barletta, PA-11, announced the establishment of several Constituent Recovery Centers – places where his staff members will be to help people who have questions with the federal disaster assistance procedures.

Beginning Monday morning at 10:15 a.m., members of Rep. Barletta’s staff will be on hand to talk with residents, business owners, and elected officials to answer questions about the federal response to the historic flooding of the Susquehanna River.

Rep. Barletta’s Constituent Recovery Centers will be at:

•Duryea Borough Building, 315 Main Street, Duryea
•West Pittston Police Department/Borough Building, 555 Exeter Avenue, West Pittston
•Bloomsburg Office of State Rep. David Millard, 605 West Main Street, Bloomsburg
•Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Business and Industry office, 2 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre (for business inquiries)
Future hours of the Constituent Recovery Centers will be announced.

Rep. Barletta reported that teams from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are in the area and have begun working on damage assessments.

“I strongly encourage all residents who have been affected by this huge disaster to document their losses. Take photographs. Make lists. Report your damage. Then work with your local officials and get those reports to them. Data is being collected at the county level, and that data will then be submitted to the state and federal governments. The more accurate the assessment, the quicker our residents, business owners, and municipalities can get the federal aid they deserve,” Rep. Barletta said.

“The scale of this disaster is unprecedented, and it can be frustrating and confusing. Rest assured that my office is going to be here to help you, every step of the way. We’re going to work with you. We will be here for you. We’re not going to leave you on your own,” Rep. Barletta added. “I will do everything I can and I will fight to make sure the people receive the help they clearly deserve.”

1 comment:

Mean Old Man said...

God Bless Mr. Barletta. To have such a fine, young compassionate fellow as our Congressman brings tears to my eyes.