The registration deadline for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency is Sept. 13 for residents of Wayne and Washtenaw counties with damage or losses from the June 25 and 26 storms and flooding.
Wayne and Washtenaw counties were designated eligible for FEMA’s Individual Assistance program under the Major Disaster Declaration signed July 15 by President Joe Biden.
FEMA assistance may include grants for temporary housing and emergency home repairs to make your home safe, accessible and secure. FEMA is unable to duplicate insurance payments. However, if you don’t have homeowners insurance or are underinsured, you may receive assistance after your insurance claims have been settled.
If you have a homeowners insurance policy, file your insurance claim before applying to FEMA.
Even if you reported your damage to another agency or organization, you must still register with FEMA if you want to access federal disaster grants and U.S. Small Business Administration long-term, low-interest disaster loans.
To register for assistance:
• Go to DisasterAssistance.gov. Online applications must be completed no later than midnight on Sept. 13.
• Call 800-621-3362 (TTY 800-462-7585). Operators are multilingual and calls are answered 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week.
• Use the FEMA App.
For the latest information on Michigan’s disaster recovery, go to www.fema.gov/disaster/4607.