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 www.disasterassistance.gov or via web-enabled phone at m.fema.gov. For more information visit the Illinois Disaster website www.fema.gov/disaster/4116.

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 twitter.com/femaregion5, www.facebook.com/fema, and www.youtube.com/fema.  Also, follow Administrator Craig Fugate's activities at twitter.com/craigatfema. 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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