HELPLINE AVAILABLE FOR THOSE WHO HAVE ALREADY REGISTERED FOR DISASTER ASSISTANCE

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Media Contacts:
FEMA – Josie Pritchard        (276) 973-0078
VDEM – Suzanne Simmons   (276) 973-0063


        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
        
April 19, 2002
        FEMA-1406-DR-VA-NR26


 


HELPLINE AVAILABLE FOR THOSE WHO HAVE ALREADY REGISTERED FOR DISASTER ASSISTANCE

 


WISE, VA. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has a toll-free number that residents of Southwest Virginia can call to get information about disaster assistance.


Those who have registered for disaster assistance and have questions or need to update their applications should call the FEMA Helpline. The number is 1-800- 621-FEMA (1-800-621-3362). The Helpline is in operation from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week.


Applicants who have changed address, telephone information or any other personal data should bring their records up to date with a call to the Helpline.


Residents of the flood disaster area are encouraged to register first with FEMA by calling 1-800-621-3362 or TTY l-800-462-7585 for the speech and hearing impaired. Since President Bush declared a major disaster in Southwest Virginia, FEMA has received almost 1,500 registrations for assistance.





NOTE TO EDITORS: Information on the Southwest Virginia disaster is also available on FEMA’s homepage on the Internet at www.fema.gov, or VDEM’s homepage at www.vaemergency.com. Information also is available through FEMA’s 24-fax-on-demand service by calling (202) 646-FEMA. RADIO NEWS DIRECTORS: For recorded actualities on response and recovery operations call the FEMA Radio Network at 1-800-323-5248.

 

Be ready. Be willing to help.

Virginia Disaster Relief Fund