Great Bend, KS -- Operating hours for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) toll-free registration number and its Helpline have changed. Services are now available Monday through Saturday, 8a.m. - 6 p.m. Closed Sunday.
The toll-free registration line was established for residents and business owners in Hoisington and Barton County to apply for disaster assistance because of the severe storms and tornadoes in April. Renters, homeowners and business owners with storm damage may apply for assistance by calling FEMA's toll-free registration line at 1-800-462-9029. People with hearing or speech impairments may call TTY 1-800-462-7585.
Those who have already registered with FEMA and have questions about assistance programs or the status of their application may call the Helpline, 1-800-525-0321. The TTY number for Helpline is also 1-800-462-7585.
To date, almost 400 applications have been received. Everyone who had any losses or damage from the storm should call and register for assistance.
The tele-registration and Helpline numbers will continue to operate Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. until further notice.