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Receive safety tips on your mobile device

You can now sign up and receive via text message, safety tips right from FEMA. Just text the specific keyword such as HURRICANE to 43362 to receive safety tips regarding hurricanes (standard message and data rates apply).


Safety Tips

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.

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)

Important Notes