AUSTIN, Texas – Staying in touch with FEMA after registering for disaster assistance is one of the most important things South Texas storm and flood survivors can do.
Disaster survivors who have applied for federal disaster assistance should keep FEMA updated with their current contact information. Otherwise, they could be delayed in receiving federal dollars to help them recover. FEMA needs to know current addresses and contact phone numbers to ensure that assistance goes to the right place.
FEMA has many ways for applicants impacted by the June severe storms and flooding to update addresses, phone numbers and personal information:
- Log on to the website at https://www.disasterassistance.gov/
- Call the toll-free Helpline at 800-621-3362, or TTY at 800-462-7585
- Visit any of the three Disaster Recovery Centers in Cameron, Willacy and Hidalgo counties; log on to https://egateway.fema.gov/ESF6/DRCLocator for locations and times
When updating information, survivors should use the nine-digit registration number issued when they applied to FEMA for disaster assistance. This number is displayed on all correspondence received from FEMA and is a key identifier in tracking assistance requests.
The final day to register for FEMA assistance to receive grants that help with housing repairs and rebuilding as well as other needs is Sept. 16, 2019.
For further information, visit the South Texas disaster webpage at www.fema.gov/disaster/4454, the FEMA Region 6 Twitter account at https://twitter.com/FEMARegion6 or the Texas Division of Emergency Management website at https://www.dps.texas.gov/dem/.