The title says it all. Disaster survivors can now search for disaster recovery centers on our mobile site (m.fema.gov). This latest feature is part of our commitment to deliver information to the public in a timely and efficient way. After a disaster, we want to make it as easy as possible for disaster survivors to get the information that they need.
If you’re not familiar with disaster recovery centers, they are staffed by state, voluntary agency and federal personnel who meet one-on-one with disaster survivors to explain assistance programs. As we respond and support our local/State partners, we’re opening up disaster recovery centers in multiple states, to better serve survivors in the affected areas.
And please keep in mind, you don’t need to go to a disaster recovery center to register for assistance. There are three other ways you can apply:
- Register online at http://www.disasterassistance.gov,
- Register through a web-enabled mobile device at m.fema.gov, or
- Call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) for the hearing and speech impaired. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (local time) seven days a week until further notice.
And in our effort to “free the data” because it’s a priority for Administrator Fugate, we’ve also made the locations of our disaster recovery centers available as a public data feed. You can also check out other data feeds too.
If you know disaster survivors in an area affected by storms and they have a working smartphone, please call them and let them know about this new feature on our mobile site.