CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Helpline will be out of service on Friday, June 25, 1999, for maintenance. The Helpline is normally closed on Saturday and Sunday.
The maintenance update will allow FEMA to better serve applicants who have already registered and still have questions about available programs or the status of their applications.
Beginning Monday, June 28th the Helpline will be back online and available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CDT) Monday through Friday.
Renters, homeowners and business owners with storm damage should apply for assistance by calling FEMA's toll-free registration line at 1-800-462-9029. The toll-free registration line was established for residents and business owners in the 14 Iowa counties designated eligible for individual disaster assistance because of the severe storms, flooding, and tornadoes in May.
The Helpline can be reached by calling 1-800-525-0321. People with hearing or speech impairments may call (TTY) 1-800-462-7585 to register with FEMA and to have questions answered.
To date, over 2,700 applications have been received. Everyone who had any losses or damage from the storm should call and register for assistance.