Applied for FEMA Help? It's Important to Stay in Touch

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Release date: 
August 12, 2013
Release Number: 
4116-088

AURORA, Ill. –  Though registration has closed for FEMA assistance to individuals and households  after the severe weather and flooding of April 16-May 5, officials urge applicants to stay in touch with the agency for several reasons.

Applicants should contact FEMA when:

  • Contact information has changed including a new address, telephone number or email address;
  • Asking for a Small Business Administration (SBA) application;
  • Wanting to know about the inspection process;
  • There is an update or settlement from an insurance company;
  • Tracking status of an application;
  • Seeking information on how to appeal a decision;
  • Looking for information on how to rebuild stronger.

The application period ended but not the availability of FEMA as a resource. FEMA also offers information on other disaster assistance programs and services.

How to reach FEMA:

  • Visit www.DisasterAssistance.gov
  • Visit m.fema.gov via a web-enabled phone 
  • Dial the FEMA Helpline 800-621-3362 or (TTY) 800-462-7585, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily
  • Call 800-621-3362 for 711 Relay or Video Relay Services
  • Choose Option 2 for Spanish and Option 3 at the Helpline if in need of assistance in other languages.

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 www.twitter.com/femaregion5, www.facebook.com/fema, and www.youtube.com/fema.  Also, follow Administrator Craig Fugate's activities at www.twitter.com/craigatfema. The social media links provided are for reference only.  

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Last Updated: 
August 12, 2013 - 09:07
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