Media Advisory: Oregon and FEMA Offer Holiday Wishes, Commit to Disaster Assistance for the Long Haul
The Oregon Office of Emergency Management and FEMA have partnered this Holiday season to offer a video message of hope, resilience and holiday cheer, and to reassure wildfire survivors that the State and FEMA will continue to work on their behalf during the recovery phase of this mission.
Available for broadcast Christmas week 2020.
Where: The video message is available online for media outlets to use accordingly. To download the video for broadcast use visit, https://drive.max.gov/share/efafc75b9aeef7b6. For more information, please call the State News Desk at 503-871-8689 or the FEMA News Desk at 971-600-0278.
Who: Presented by Oregon Office of Emergency Management Director, Andrew Phelps and FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer, Dolph Diemont.
Why: To offer a holiday message of hope and assure residents affected by COVID-19 and wildfires that the state of Oregon and their federal partners with FEMA are still here to provide recovery assistance and will remain engaged for the long haul.
Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-3362 (TTY 800-462-7585). Those who use a Relay service such as a videophone, InnoCaption or CapTel should update FEMA with their assigned number for that service. They should be aware phone calls from FEMA may come from an unidentified number. Multilingual operators are available. (Press 2 for Spanish)
Disaster survivors affected by the Oregon wildfires and straight-line winds can also get personalized mitigation advice to repair and rebuild safer and stronger from a FEMA Mitigation Specialist. For information on how to rebuild safer and stronger or to inquire as to your new flood risk following a fire near you, email FEMA-R10-MIT@fema.dhs.gov, a FEMA Hazard Mitigation specialist will respond survivor inquiries.
FEMA's mission is helping people before, during, and after disasters.