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Phone numbers to check status of people in New Zealand

By | Posted - Feb. 23, 2011 at 6:52 a.m.

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SALT LAKE CITY -- Phone numbers and a website are available for Utahns looking for information about relatives or friends who may be missing due to the New Zealand earthquake.


Inquiries about non-U.S. citizensThe New Zealand Red Cross has opened a telephone hot line for people looking for their relatives missing due to the earthquake. International telephone charges apply. The number is 011-647-850-2199.

Inquiries concerning U.S. citizens living or traveling in New Zealand

These should be referred to the U.S. Department of State, Office of Overseas Citizens Services, at 1-888-407-4747. This phone number is frequently busy during the first days of a large disaster.

Inquirers may also check to see if their relatives and friends have registered their name and whereabouts via the Google Person Finder site:

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