Wednesday, May 29, 2013

FEMA Text Messaging Program. Weather, Power Outages, Shelters, Recovery Center Information

FEMA Text Message Program can be used in two ways:

·         to receive regular safety tips for specific disaster types, and
·         to search for open shelters and open disaster recovery centers

Below is a list of all the disaster specific keywords you can sign up to receive bi-monthly safety tips for:

·         Hurricanes: text HURRICANE to 43362 (4FEMA)
·         Home fires: text FIRE to 43362 (4FEMA)
·         Wildfires: text WILDFIRE to 43362 (4FEMA)
·         Tornadoes: text TORNADO to 43362 (4FEMA)
·         Earthquakes: text EARTHQUAKE to 43362 (4FEMA)
·         Winter storms and extreme cold: text WINTER to 43362 (4FEMA)
·         Power outages: text BLACKOUT to 43362 (4FEMA)
·         Floods: text FLOOD to 43362 (4FEMA)
·         General monthly safety tips: text PREPARE to 43362 (4FEMA)

Please Note:

·         If subscribing to more than one list, please send a separate text for each disaster type you would like to subscribe to. There is no limit to the number of lists you can subscribe to.
·         Sending STOP will automatically unsubscribe you from all our lists.  You can re-subscribe to the list(s) of your choice one-by-one.

To search for open shelters: text SHELTER and a Zip Code to 43362 (4FEMA)
For example, if you lived in Washington, DC you would text: SHELTER 20472

Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC)
To search for open Disaster Recovery Centers, text: DRC and a Zip Code to 43362 (4FEMA)
For example, if you lived in Washington, DC you would text: DRC 20472

Smartphone App

You can also use the FEMA text message program to receive a link for the FEMA smartphone app for your specific mobile device. We’ll reply with a link back to your phone’s specific app store.
·         Apple devices: text APPLE to 43362 (4FEMA)
·         Android devices: text ANDROID to 43362 (4FEMA)
·         Blackberry devices: text BLACKBERRY to 43362 (4FEMA)

Other Basic Commands
·         Unsubscribe (at any time): text STOP to 43362 (4FEMA)
·         Get more information: text INFO to 43362 (4FEMA)

·         List of all keywords you can subscribe to: text LIST to 43362 (4FEMA)

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