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Southeast Michigan Residents Urged to Apply for Federal Disaster Assistance
WARREN, Mich. – Residents of Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties who suffered damages to their dwellings in the Aug. 11-13 storms and flooding are encouraged to register for federal disaster assistance.
Insurance may cover some of the damage, but people may be missing out on additional assistance if they haven’t registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Until a resident registers for assistance, FEMA has no way of knowing who suffered damages or what people need to help in their recovery. Keep in mind:
· Calling your insurance agent does not register you with FEMA.
· Contacting county or municipal agencies does not register you with FEMA.
· Receiving assistance from volunteer agencies does not register you with FEMA.
The only way to determine eligibility for federal disaster assistance is to register with FEMA by phone or online, or by visiting a local Recovery Support Site to work with FEMA’s disaster survivor assistance teams. These teams do not make decisions on applications.
Register at www.disasterassistance.gov or via Web-enabled phone at m.fema.gov. Applicants may also call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). TTY users may call 1-800-462-7585. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. EDT seven days a week until further notice.
For updates on locations, times and days where FEMA teams will be available to provide
in-person support to southeast Michigan residents, visit FEMA’s disaster-specific Web page atwww.fema.gov/disaster/4195 and follow FEMA on Twitter at twitter.com/femaregion5. As of Oct. 3, FEMA teams will be at the following locations:
Dodge Park Recreation Center
40620 Utica Road
Sterling Heights, MI 48313
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 6-11
Fitzgerald Recreation Center
4355 E. 9 Mile Road
Warren, MI 48091
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 6-10
Owen Jax Recreation Center
8207 E. 9 Mile Road
Warren, MI 48089
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 6-8
Warren Fire Station
23293 Schoenherr Road
Warren, MI 48089
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 6-9
Warren First United Methodist Church
5005 Chicago Road
Warren, MI 48092
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; through Oct. 16
City of Oak Park
14000 Oak Park Blvd.
Oak Park, MI 48237
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 6-7
Hazel Park Community Center
620 W. Woodward Heights
Hazel Park, MI 48030
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 4-7
Royal Oaks Senior Center
3500 Marais Ave.
Royal Oak, MI 48073
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 4, 6-7; noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 5
Royal Oaks Community Center
1545 E. Lincoln Ave.
Royal Oak, MI 48067
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 4; noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 5
Allen Park Community Center
15800 White St.
Allen Park, MI 48101
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 4 6-7
Detroit Rescue Mission/Devos Community Center
13130 Woodward Ave.
Highland Park, MI 48203
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 4-7
Frederick Douglass Academy
2001 W. Warren Ave.
Detroit, MI 48202
9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 6-10
Martin Luther King High School
3200 E. Lafayette St.
Detroit, MI 48207
9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 6-10
Before applicants call, go online or visit a Recovery Support Site, they should gather the following information to speed up the registration process:
- Social Security number
- Telephone number where they can be reached
- Address of the damaged property
- Current mailing address
- Brief description of disaster-related damages and losses
- Insurance information
- Direct deposit information to help speed delivery of funds if approved
Assistance available through FEMA's Individuals and Households Program can include:
- Temporary Housing – rental payments up to 18 months for temporary housing for those whose homes are uninhabitable;
- Repair - grants to repair damage from the disaster that is not covered by insurance. The goal is to make the damaged home safe, sanitary and habitable; and
- Other Needs Assistance (ONA) - grants for necessary and serious needs caused by the disaster. This can include personal property, transportation, vehicle repair or replacement, moving and storage, and other expenses that FEMA approves.
The application deadline is Nov. 24, 2014.
FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards. Follow FEMA online at twitter.com/femaregion5, www.facebook.com/fema, andwww.youtube.com/fema. Also, follow Administrator Craig Fugate's activities at twitter.com/craigatfema. The social media links provided are for reference only. FEMA does not endorse any non-government websites, companies or application.
Sept 12th SILC Council Business Meeting Transcript
Community Statewide Needs Assessment (CSNA) Report Released
On Friday, May 23 the final version of the Community Statewide Needs Assessment was released by Project Excellence at Michigan State University.
A copy of the report can be downloaded at the following link: Michigan Statewide Needs Assessment (2014) PDF Format