Tropical Storm Ida Information

Bucks County Damage Assessment Form

If your residence or business was damaged during Tropical Storm Ida, please complete the Bucks County Damage Assessment form here.

FEMA Assistance

FEMA can provide individual assistance to eligible homeowners and renters whose homes, vehicles or personal property sustained damage during Tropical Storm Ida.

Registration for Individual Assistance programs opened on September 10th and will remain open for 60 days following the declaration. Those eligible for aid often receive assistance within a few days of applying.

To apply for aid, call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or visit

Disaster Unemployment Assistance

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry is offering temporary Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) to eligible individuals who are unemployed as a direct result of damages caused by Tropical Storm Ida.  The application deadline is October 20, 2021.

To apply for DUA assistance, you must must live, work, or have to travel through impacted areas to reach work in one of the following counties: Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Philadelphia, or York.

Individuals eligible for DUA benefits are those who work or live in one of the federally declared counties and lost their jobs directly due to the disaster. Those eligible may also include: 

  • Individuals unable to reach their job because they must travel through the affected area and are unable to do so because of the disaster.
  • Individuals who were to begin employment but were prevented doing so by the disaster.
  • Individuals who became the major support for a household because of the death of the head of the household as a result of the disaster.
  • Individuals who cannot work because of an injury caused as a direct result of the disaster.

Applying for DUA 

Pennsylvanians whose employment is impacted for the reasons listed above under “DUA Eligibility” should file a claim online at

Before an individual will be determined eligible for DUA, L&I must first establish that the individual is otherwise not eligible for regular unemployment compensation (UC) benefits under any state or federal law. 

The deadline to apply for DUA benefits is October 20, 2021. It’s important to note that DUA claims filed after the deadline may be ineligible for payment under certain circumstances.