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Hurricane Maria Assistance Information

The U.S. Department of State encourages all constituents impacted by Hurricane Maria to:

  • Follow their Hurricane Maria information page online for updates, information, and instructions on available assistance. U.S. citizens in the affected areas should also look at the website of the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.
  • Inform the Department of State about U.S. citizens affected by the hurricane and who require emergency assistance via one of these methods:
  1. Email MariaEmergencyUSC@state.gov and provide as much information as possible (at a minimum, please provide their full name, gender, and last known location within country, if known), or

  2. Call 1-888-407-4747 (from the U.S. & Canada), +1-202-501-4444 (from overseas) in case of emergency.

The Department of State also urges U.S. citizens in the impacted areas who are safe to contact their loved ones directly and/or update their social media status.  If you are in the affected area and need immediate emergency services, please contact local authorities.

FEMA continues to provide up-to-date information on their response to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands on their website, which can be found by visiting: https://www.fema.gov/.

The following web sites are helpful resources for those who wish to donate time, goods, or financial resources to help those impacted by Hurricane Maria: