You can get help if a natural disaster hurts or destroys your home.
If you have insurance, get in touch with your insurance agency before you register with FEMA.
Before you register with FEMA, collect:
- Your Social Security number,
- Your current mailing address,
- The address of the damaged property,
- A brief description of the damages,
- Any insurance information, including the policy number and the name of your agent, and
- A phone number where you can be reached.
Register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Register even if you are not sure you can get help.
- Call (800) 621-FEMA, or (800) 621-3362;
- The TTY line number for the hearing impaired is (800) 462-7585 or use 711 Video Relay Service to call 1-621-3362
- Apply online
- Use your smartphone m.fema.gov.
You may have difficulty getting through. Keep trying.
See 3 Steps to FEMA Disaster Assistance.
If your housing has been condemned, it is very important that you protect your rights.
- Contact your local board of health, and
- Ask for legal help.
If you are a homeowner, See the National Consumer Law Center's Twelve Tips for Homeowners After Natural Disasters
If you are an advocate or attorney looking for more legal information try
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