Recovery Information

Repair Tip

  • If your home was damaged in a flood and you do not have your heating source repaired yet, it is recommended that you bleed and blow out the pipes in your home. With cold weather, there is a danger of pipes freezing, causing more damage in your home and ruining any repairs that you have already done.

Home Repairs

  • Be aware of contractors, check with the Better Business Bureau, for information on business. The can be reached at 570-614-4222 or on line.
  • Flood victims may be entitled to some tax relief due to the losses they have suffered. Flood victims with federal tax questions may call the IRS Disaster Hotline at 1-866-562-5227.

2016 PA VOAD / PEMA Conference

During the 2016 PA VOAD / PEMA Conference, Michael Zimmerman, Vice Chairman of the DRCLC, is presenting on the efforts of the DRCLC and and inovative program of harvesting items from repaired homes scheduled to be demolished as part of the federal buyout program. A copy of the powerpoint can be accessed by clicking here.