FEMA text messages are sent from our dedicated number: 43362.
You can use FEMA's text message program to:
- Search for open shelters and open disaster recovery centers in your area.
- Receive safety tips to help you prepare for common disasters.
- Receive a link to download the FEMA app.
- For emergencies, contact your local police, fire, or emergency medical services (EMS) agencies.
- A FEMA representative will not send text messages asking for personal or financial information and will never ask for money. If you suspect disaster fraud, report it immediately.
- We will never charge you for text messages, but carrier message and data rates may apply. Your carrier may collect additional data elements; please see their privacy policies for further details.
- We will not use your number for tracking, reverse look up, or any type of commercial marketing.
- FEMA inspectors may send text messages from their cell phones to schedule a time for your home inspection.
- In some cases, you may receive an automated text message from a third party on behalf of FEMA regarding your registration for FEMA assistance.
Search for Emergency Shelters Near You
To locate an open emergency shelter, text SHELTER and a Zip Code to 43362.
Note: Searching for shelters will not add you to a list.
Find Open Disaster Recovery Centers in Your Area
To locate an open Disaster Recovery Center, text DRC and a Zip Code to 43362.
Note: Searching for Disaster Recovery Centers will not add you to a list.
Sign Up For Safety Tips
Sign up to receive general information about how to prepare for any type of disaster:
- Text PREPARE to 43362
To see a list of other disaster specific safety tips you can subscribe to, text one of the keywords below to 43362. You can also get a list by texting LIST to 43362.
If you would like to subscribe to more than one list, please send a separate text for each topic.
Sending STOP will automatically unsubscribe you from all lists.
Download the FEMA App
You can also use the FEMA text message program to receive a link for the FEMA App for your device. We’ll reply with a link back to your device's app store.
- Apple devices: text APPLE to 43362
- Android devices: text ANDROID to 43362