FEMA and SMS mobile application

FEMA mobile application

Text messages

Download the FEMA app

Get it on Google Play. You can also download the application by SMS on an Android device: SMS ANDROID To 43362 (4FEMA)

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If you are using text messaging, standard messaging and data rates apply. Learn more about our SMS.

Application features

  • To receive real time alerts National Weather Service for up to five locations nationwide.
  • To share real-time notifications with your loved ones by SMS, email and social networks
  • To learn emergency safety tips for over 20 types of disasters, including fires, floods, hurricanes, snowstorms, tornadoes, volcanoes and more.
  • Locate the open emergency shelters and disaster recovery centers in your area where you can speak to a FEMA representative in person.
  • Prepare for disasters with a customizable emergency kit checklist, family emergency plan, and reminders.
  • Connect with FEMA to register disaster relief in line.
  • Switch between English and Spanish.
  • Follow the FEMA Blog to learn more about FEMA’s work across the United States.

FEMA Application Promotional Toolkit

The FEMA app’s social media toolkit includes talking points, graphics, and other promotional materials.

Text messaging

FEMA SMS are sent from our dedicated number: 43362.

You can use FEMA’s text messaging program to:

Important information

  • For emergencies, contact your local police, fire department, or emergency medical services (EMS).
  • A FEMA representative will not send an SMS requesting personal or financial information and will never ask for money. If you suspect disaster fraud, report it immediately.
  • We will never charge you for text messages, but carrier messaging and data charges may apply. Your operator may collect additional data elements; please see their privacy policies for more details.
  • We will not use your number for tracking, reverse lookup, or any type of business marketing.

Disaster survivors

  • FEMA inspectors can send text messages from their cell phones to schedule a time for your home inspection.
  • In some cases, you may receive an automated text message from a third party on behalf of FEMA regarding your FEMA Support registration.
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Find emergency shelters near you

To find shelters near you, send an SMS SHELTER and your Postal code To 43362 (eg Abri 12345). You can search for shelters at any time through the American Red Cross shelter map or by downloading the FEMA app.

Note: Searching for shelters will not add you to a list.

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Find open disaster recovery centers in your area

To find disaster recovery center locations near you, send a text message DRC and your Postal code To 43362 (eg RDC 12345). You can use our DRC Locator anytime to search for a location near you.

Note: Searching for Disaster Recovery Centers will not add you to a list.

Sign up for safety tips

Sign up to receive general information on how to prepare for any type of disaster:

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To see a list of other disaster-specific safety tips you can subscribe to, send one of the keywords below to 43362. You can also get a list by SMS LISTING To 43362.

If you want to subscribe to more than one list, please send a separate text for each topic.

Sending STOP will automatically unsubscribe you from all lists. The frequency of messages may vary. Terms and conditions and privacy policy.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does the FEMA mobile cost?

The FEMA mobile community is free to join, but message and data rates may apply. The frequency of messages may vary.

Is my phone number secure? Will I receive spam?

Your phone number remains confidential and secure and only the FEMA team can access this list. This way, you will not receive any spam and your numbers will NOT be sold to marketers.

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