Heat Advisories and Toll Free

With 32 states under a heat advisory this week, 1-800 service to authorities, utility companies and cooling centers have never been busier. People are calling toll free phone numbers for information on beating the heat, to report power outages, seeking cooling centers and assistance for the elderly and sick who are suffering in the 100 degree-plus temperatures. Toll free telephone numbers have even been established for animal care–pets to livestock to wild animals are all feeling the effects of the heat.

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FEMA Help Via Toll Free Service

With a series of natural disasters hitting the U.S. this spring, the federal government would like to spread the word about how people can reach toll free assistance in the aftermath of these tragedies. Anyone who had damages from a natural disaster can call toll-free at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585. Both numbers are available seven days a week, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. (EST) until further notice. Help is available in several languages.