New Hours For FEMA Toll-Free Telephones

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Release date: 
April 26, 2002
Release Number: 
1406-37

Wise, VA -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) toll-free telephone number will now be available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. It will no longer operate on Saturdays and Sundays.

Residents of the Southwest Virginia declared disaster area who have not yet applied for FEMA assistance have until June 1 to call the FEMA registration number, 1-800-621-3362 or TTY 1-800-462-7585 for the speech and hearing impaired.

FEMA's Helpline, for applicants who have questions or need to make changes in their registration information will also operate under new hours: Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., closed Saturday and Sunday. The Helpline number is also 1-800-621-3362 or TTY 1-800-462-7585 for the speech and hearing impaired.

Since president Bush declared a major disaster in Southwest Virginia on April 2, more than 1,600 residents have applied for disaster assistance.

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July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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