Disaster Information Available for Texans During July 4 Holiday

Articles Public Safety 07-02-15

Texans affected by the May 4 through June 19 severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding can call the FEMA Helpline to have their questions answered or check the status of their claims seven days a week, including the July 4 holiday weekend.

Although all State/Federal Disaster Recovery Centers in Texas will be closed Friday through Sunday, July 3-5, applicants can call the Helpline at 800-621-3362 or (TTY) 800-462-7585 from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Multilingual phone operators are available.

People who use 711-Relay or Video Relay Services can call 800-621-3362 during these same hours.

Individuals also can get status updates online at www.disasterassistance.gov. For more information, visit the Texas Disaster website www.fema.gov/disaster/4223.

The deadline to register is July 28.

The National Flood Insurance Program hotline will operate under normal hours – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., local time, Friday, July 3. The hotline will close Saturday and Sunday. The phone number is 800-621-3362, press option 2.