Baton Rouge, LA -- The National Teleregistration Center will be closed Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, September 1-3, to observe the Labor Day holiday. Disaster victims who have not registered by 8 p.m. Friday, August 31, will have to wait until Tuesday, September 4, to register.
The National Teleregestration Center is part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and operates the federal Teleregistration and Helplines for disaster victims. For fiscal year 2001, the Teleregistration line has received 571,562 calls, 93,876 from Louisiana because of Tropical Storm Allison. The Helpline has received 765,554 calls, 126,421 from Louisiana because of Tropical Storm Allison.
Disaster victims who need assistance and have not registered with FEMA are encouraged to do so now. It takes about 15 minutes to register by phone at:1-800-462-9029. TTY service is available at 1-800-462-7585for anyone who is hearing or speech impaired. The registration numbers are available from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (CDT), Monday through Saturday.
If you have already registered with FEMA and have questions call the Disaster Information Helpline from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. (CDT) Monday through Saturday. The toll-free Helpline number is 1-800-525-0321. For the hearing- or speech-impaired, the TTY Helpline is 1-800-462-7585.
More information is available on FEMA's "For the Media" web site: www.fema.gov/about/media.shtm, and Fax-on-Demand at (202) 646-FEMA. Radio actualities are available from the FEMA Radio Network (1-800-323-5248).