The Telephone - A Vital Link to Disaster Recovery and Important Tips New Hours for Teleregistration Begin May 16

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Release date: 
May 15, 1999
Release Number: 
1272-20

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- Individuals affected by the May 3-5 tornadoes, severe storms and flooding can get timely disaster recovery information and answers to important questions regarding disaster recovery and prevention from toll-free telephone numbers.

Teleregistration Line . . . . 800-462-9029 (TTY: 800-462-7585)

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) teleregistration number is operating now and is for disaster victims to apply for state and federal disaster recovery assistance. Effective May 16, the hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., (CT) seven days a week until further notice.

Helpline . . . .800-525-0321 (TTY: 800-660-8005)

The FEMA Helpline is specifically for those who have already applied for disaster assistance and may have questions about the status of their application. The Helpline also is operating now. Effective May 16, it will be staffed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week until further notice.

Safe Room Publication Line . . . . 888-565-3896

Do you need a shelter? Taking Shelter From the Storm: Building a Safe Room Inside Your House, a publication with construction plans and cost estimates for safe room construction, is available through FEMA. Individuals can get the safe room publication by calling the safe room publication number.

Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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