Hurricane Telephone Hot Lines

Phone numbers for services to help you recover from a hurricane.

Don't Know Whom to Call?

Health and Safety Hot Lines

  • Food Safety
    Call 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) with food safety questions. Available in English and Spanish.
  • Health and Safety
    Call 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636), TTY 1-888-232-6348, for information on hazards, safe clean up, and preventing illness and injury. Available in English and Spanish, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Mental Health Crisis Counseling
    Call 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255), TTY 1-800-799-4889, if you or a loved one are in emotional distress or suicidal in the aftermath of the disaster. You will be connected to a trained counselor at a suicide crisis center nearest you. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Spanish counseling available at 1-888-628-9454.
  • North Carolina Emergency Management Division
    North Carolina residents can call for updated weather information, highway closings, shelter information, and feeding sites. Available in English and Spanish 1-888-835-9966, TTY 1-877-877-1765 or 711 (Relay N.C.).
  • Report Chemical and Oil Spills
    Call 1-800-424-8802, TDD 202-267-4477 to report a chemical or oil spill to the U.S. Coast Guard.

Back to Top

Survivor Assistance Hot Lines

  • American Red Cross
    Call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) for information on evacuation, shelter, and assistance.
  • Business Disaster Loans
    Call 1-800-659-2955 TTY 1-800-877-8339 for business disaster loan program information.
  • Consumer Help Line and Fraud Complaints
    Call 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357) to report consumer fraud to the Federal Trade Commission.
  • Employee Benefits
    If you have questions about your health or retirement benefits from your employer's plan, contact the Employee Benefits Security Administration calling toll free 1-866-444-3272 with any questions.
  • FEMA Assistance
    Call 1-800-621-FEMA (1-800-621-3362) TTY 1-800-462-7585 to register for assistance. Available in English and Spanish.
  • Lost Bank Records, ATM Cards, Reach Your Bank and More
    Call 1-877-ASK-FDIC (1-877-275-3342) TDD 1-800-925-4618.
  • National Flood Insurance Program
    Call 1-888-379-9531 TTY 1-800-427-5593 to file a claim or for program information. Available in English and Spanish.
  • Social Security Benefits
    Call 1-800-772-1213 TTY 1-800-325-0778 if you currently receive benefits from the Social Security Administration and are unable to get your payment. Available in English and Spanish.
  • Tax Matters (Federal)
    Call 1-800-829-1040 TDD 1-800-829-4059 to find out about tax relief, get a copy of your tax return transcript and receive a disaster tax loss kit.
  • Unemployment Assistance for Disaster Survivors
    Call 1-866-4-USA-DOL, 1-866-487-2365 for more information on registering for unemployment insurance and disaster unemployment assistance. Available in English and Spanish 24 hours a day. (U.S. Department of Labor)

Back to Top

Federal Employees, Military and Veterans Hot Lines