Make Sure FEMA Can Contact You

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Release date: 
October 29, 2005
Release Number: 
3229-016

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Hurricane evacuees who have registered for assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are reminded to update their contact information whenever it changes.

It is important for evacuees registered for disaster aid with FEMA to check their application status regularly and ensure their address and phone numbers remain current. Otherwise, people who have moved and not updated their contact information may not receive important correspondence such as calls about temporary housing and other disaster assistance.

Call the FEMA Helpline, 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or log on to www.fema.gov to update contact details. The TTY number is 1-800-462-7585 for people who are speech- or hearing-impaired. The Helpline currently operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

All evacuees registered for assistance with FEMA are also urged to update their mailing address with the U.S. Postal Service by calling 1-800-275-8777 or visiting www.usps.gov . Change-of-address forms are also available at any Post Office.

FEMA prepares the nation for all hazards and manages federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. FEMA also initiates mitigation activities, trains first responders, works with state and local emergency managers, 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.

Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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