HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Helpline hours of operation will change Dec. 26.
Until then, the toll-free 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) Helpline will continue to operate from 6 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week.
After Dec. 26, the Helpline (1-800-621-FEMA (3362) will operate from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week.
The toll-free Helpline number is available for residents of Pennsylvania’s 58 disaster-declared counties who suffered damage during the tropical storms of September. Those with speech or hearing impairments should call TTY 1-800-462-7585.
“This phone number is available for people who have registered and want to update or check on the status of their applications,” said David M. Sanko, state coordinating officer.
“The Helpline will continue to be a valuable resource for those who have registered for disaster assistance,” added according to Nick Russo, federal coordinating officer.
FEMA prepares the nation for all hazards and effectively manages federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. FEMA also initiates mitigation activities, trains first responders, and manages the National Flood Insurance Program and the U.S. Fire Administration. FEMA became part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on March 1, 2003.