Hurricane Ida Resources Updates
Mayor Purzycki, in partnership with the Governor’s office and the Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS), issued updated information last night for residents and businesses affected by the remnants of Hurricane Ida.
Wilmington residents in need of assistance or help with social services this weekend can call the Social Services Call Center at 302-571-4900. The call center will be open this Saturday-Monday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the holiday weekend. Services available through the Call Center include:
• emergency shelter,
• food replacement,
• food benefit replacement, and
• referrals for furniture, clothing, or emergency needs.
Residents should continue to call 9-1-1 in an emergency.
Mayor Mike Purzycki and Emergency Management Director Willie J. Patrick, Jr. spent several hours today surveying affected City neighborhoods. Some 200 people have been rescued by the Wilmington Fire Department and partner agencies since the storm passed. Department of Public Works personnel spent the day clearing mud, muck, and debris from City streets, some of which remain flooded.
Emergency Shelter Now Available
Mayor Purzycki also announced last night that the William “Hicks” Anderson Community Center (WHACC) Emergency Shelter, at 501 North Madison Street, will reopen at 9:30 p.m. on Friday, September 3, 2021, to assist those individuals who have not been able to arrange temporary housing. The WHACC was originally set up as an emergency shelter on Thursday afternoon, but had closed by 11pm.
New Disaster Reception Center
Last night the Governor’s Office announced that a Disaster Reception Center for Hurricane Ida Flooding will open on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at The Warehouse, located at 1121 Thatcher Street in Wilmington, Delaware. Representatives will be on site from agencies that can provide recovery resources for those impacted by the recent flooding event. If possible, residents should bring:
• a valid government issued form of identification
• proof of residency
• insurance documents
• proof of income
Currently, Delaware residents displaced by Hurricane Ida may search for available housing and disaster recovery related resources using www.DelawareHousingSearch.org, or by calling toll-free 1-877-428-8844.
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