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Disaster Information Available on July 4th Holiday

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Release date: 
July 1, 2013
Release Number: 
4116-IL NR-071

AURORA, Ill. – Disasters don’t take holidays off and neither does FEMA. Those affected by the April 16 to May 5 severe storms can register for assistance, have questions answered or check the status of their claims seven days a week including the Thursday, July 4 holiday through the FEMA Helpline.

Applicants can call the Helpline at 800-621-3362 or (TTY) 800-462-7585 anytime between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. daily. People who use 711-Relay or Video Relay Services (VRS) can call 800-621-3362 during those same hours.

Multilingual phone operators are available on the FEMA helpline. Choose Option 2 for Spanish and Option 3 for other languages.

Individuals can also get status updates online at or via web-enabled phone at For more information visit the Illinois Disaster website

Registration for disaster assistance closes Tuesday, July 9.

FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

Follow FEMA online at,, and  Also, follow Administrator Craig Fugate's activities at The social media links provided are for reference only. FEMA does not endorse any non-government websites, companies or applications.

Media Contact: 571-408-1835


Last Updated: 
July 2, 2013 - 09:52
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