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Toll-Free Registration And Helpline Specialists Change Operating Hours

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December 23, 2004
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MOBILE, Ala. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Alabama Emergency Management Agency (AEMA) announced today that representatives at the toll-free registration and helpline numbers would have new operating hours starting Monday, January 3, 2005.

New Hours:
6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (CST) daily until further notice.

Individuals can begin the disaster application process by calling the toll-free registration number, 800-621-FEMA (3362) or 800-462-7585 (TTY) for the hearing- or speech-impaired. You can also register online at

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.

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July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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