FEMA Helpline Can Answer Questions for Victims of Tornado

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Release date: 
May 14, 2001
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Hoisington, KS -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has activated its Disaster Information Helpline for those affected by the April 21 tornado.

"If you need information about assistance programs or want to learn the status of your application for disaster assistance, you should call our Helpline," said Federal Coordinating Officer Carlos Mitchell. "The Helpline may not be able to answer all of your questions, but can refer you to other agencies or organizations who can help you."

Applicants are urged to use the Helpline to check the status of their applications or to get additional information.

The toll-free number of the Helpline is 1-800-525-0321. The Helpline is open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., CDT

"Disaster victims can learn about available disaster assistance, including housing programs, grants and loans by calling the Helpline," emphasized State of Kansas Coordinating Officer Gene Krase.

Residents of Hoisington and Barton County who have damages or losses from the April 21 tornado may be eligible for federal disaster assistance. Renters, homeowners and business owners may apply for assistance by calling FEMA's toll-free registration line at 1-800-462-9029. TTY service for both Teleregistration and the Helpline may be reached at 1-800-462-7585.

Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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