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FEMA requires Internet Explorer 6

FEMA requires Internet Explorer 6

Trying to register online for disaster assistance in the wake of Hurricane Katrina? If you're one of the millions not using Internet Explorer 6, or even if you're running an older version of Internet Explorer, you'll likely see the following message: "In order to use this site, you must have JavaScript Enabled and Internet Explorer version 6. Download it from Microsoft or call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) to register." Unfortunately, we found this phone number to be unresponsive despite numerous attempts. Given the current crises, FEMA is unlikely to extend its online service to other browsers anytime soon. So if you do decide to use Internet Explorer 6 to apply for assistance online, be sure to visit Windows Update and apply the latest security patches first. In particular, be sure to download MS05-038, a patch Microsoft considers critical to all Internet Explorer users.