The American Red Cross or other voluntary agencies may be able to assist you with essential needs on an emergency basis including serious needs not addressed by your insurance company or other disaster assistance programs.
To help you reconnect with family and friends, the American Red Cross offers a free, on-line service where you can register yourself as being "safe and well". Concerned family and friends can search for you based on a pre-disaster address or phone number. To register visit www.redcross.org/safeandwell.
Help and/or counseling is available on insurance problems and questions, which may include obtaining copies of lost policies, claims filing, expediting settlements, etc. If you have not been able to resolve your problem with your insurance company you may contact your State Insurance Commissioner. For flood insurance inquiries, contact the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
Banks that are members of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), Federal Reserve System (FRS), or the Federal Home Loan Bank Board (FHLBB) may permit early withdraw of time deposits without penalty. Contact your financial institution to see if they have obtained a waiver from their regulatory agency.