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Rescue and clean-up crew survey a flooded lobby at the Seapearl Beach Hotel along Patong Beach on Phuket Island, Thailand, on Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2004 after massive tsunami waves smashed coastlines Sunday morning.
Rescue and clean-up crew survey a flooded lobby at the Seapearl Beach Hotel along Patong Beach on Phuket Island, Thailand, on Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2004 after massive tsunami waves smashed coastlines Sunday morning. Deddeda Stemler / CP

State department information about U.S. Citizens in disaster area

  • Within the United States, the toll free number is 888-407-4747
  • Overseas: 317-472-2328
  • State Department’s American Citizens Services and Crisis Management: 202-647-5225
  • Information about disaster relief, preparation and emergency services to U.S. citizens abroad: http://travel.state.gov/travel/crisismg.html