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FEMA Announces Need For Current Addresses Of Recent Storm Victims


CORDELE, Ga. -- You may have mail. When recent severe storms and tornadoes displaced people from their homes and businesses, some of them may have been too busy to submit a new change of address. Without the newest change of address, mail cannot be forwarded and may cause important information or checks to be returned as undeliverable.

Each time registrants for U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) assistance move, they need to notify both FEMA and the U.S. Post Office of their current address so any mail sent by friends, family, and the federal government can be delivered.

Some federally issued checks may not be forwarded and must be mailed directly to the recipient. Applicants are encouraged to contact agencies from which they expect checks and provide new mailing addresses.

To update their address, or other contact information, such as a telephone number, applicants should call the FEMA toll-free line: 800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 800-462-7585 for the speech- or hearing-impaired.

Storm and tornado survivors who have not registered for disaster assistance should call the same number. Registration also is available on the Internet at

FEMA manages federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident, initiates mitigation activities and manages the National Flood Insurance Program. FEMA works closely with state and local emergency managers, law enforcement personnel, firefighters and other first responders. FEMA became part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on March 1, 2003.


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