CHICAGO – Don’t get overlooked, get the help you need. 

The FEMA registration deadline is Monday, Sept. 13, 2021, for residents of Washtenaw and Wayne counties with damage or losses from the June 25-26 severe storms and flooding.

Washtenaw and Wayne counties were designated eligible for FEMA’s Individual Assistance program under the Major Disaster Declaration signed by President Biden on July 15.

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 (SBA) long-term, low-interest disaster loans.

To register for assistance:

  • Call 800-621-3362 (TTY 800-462-7585). Operators are multilingual and calls are answered 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. ET, seven days a week.
  • Use the FEMA App.

For the latest information on Michigan’s disaster recovery, visit


Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency, or economic status. Reasonable accommodations, including translation and American Sign Language interpreters via Video Relay Service will be available to ensure effective communication with applicants with limited English proficiency, disabilities, and access and functional needs. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-3362 (including 711 or Video Relay). If you are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability and use a TTY, call 800-462-7585.

FEMA’s mission is helping people before, during, and after disasters.

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