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Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Southeast Michigan

Release Date:
July 22, 2021

CHICAGO – A Disaster Recovery Center will open in Garden City on Friday, July 23, to help renters, homeowners and business owners affected by the June 25 – 26 severe storms and flooding.   

The center will be in the following location:

Maplewood Community Center 31735 Maplewood St. Garden City, MI 48135

Hours will be 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET, Monday through Sunday.

Additional recovery centers will be opening to support survivors in other areas soon. Individuals can find their nearest recovery center by visiting FEMA’s DRC locator page at https://egateway.fema.gov/ESF6/DRCLocator.

At the Disaster Recovery Center, representatives from FEMA, U.S. Small Business Administration, Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division, and other state agencies are available to explain disaster assistance programs, answer questions about written correspondence and provide literature about repairs and rebuilding to make homes more disaster resistant.

Before visiting a recovery center, survivors should register for federal assistance one of the following ways:

  • Online at DisasterAssistance.gov;
  • Using the FEMA App; or
  • Calling 800-621-3362 (including 711 or Video Relay). TTY users can call 800-462-7585. The toll-free numbers are open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. ET, seven days a week. Multilingual operators are available.

Anyone requiring a reasonable accommodation (ASL interpreting, Braille, Large print, etc.) may call 800-621-3362 to request assistance in advance or ask the recovery staff at the center for assistance. For more information about Michigan’s recovery, visit www.fema.gov/disaster/4607. FEMA assistance is currently available to residents in Washtenaw and Wayne counties. The deadline for individuals to apply for disaster assistance is Sept. 13, 2021.   

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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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