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3 Ways for Tornado Survivors to Apply for Assistance

Tuscaloosa tornado damage.

Tuscaloosa tornado damage. Image from the National Weather Service.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is working hard to provide shelter, food, and water for people whose homes were destroyed or severely damaged by tornadoes last week.

If you need help, there are three ways to apply for assistance:

  • Register online at
  • Register through a web enabled mobile device at
  • Call 1-800-621-FEMA(3362) or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) for the hearing and speech impaired. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (local time) seven days a week until further notice.

If you are in touch with anyone affected by the tornadoes, please share this information with them.