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Two Disaster Recovery Centers Set to Open April 1; Two Others to Close March 30

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Release Date:
3월 29, 2024

LANSING, Mich. – Two more Disaster Recovery Centers are scheduled to open at 1 p.m., Monday, April 1, in 

Ingham and Wayne (Detroit) counties to help residents in Eaton, Ingham, Ionia, Kent, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland and Wayne counties continue their recovery after the Aug. 24-26, 2023, severe storms, tornadoes and flooding.

The deadline to apply for assistance is Wednesday, May 8, 2024.

The two recovery centers opening at 1 p.m., April 1, are at these locations:

Ingham County:

Northeast Ingham Emergency Services Authority

1296 W. Grand River Ave.

Williamston, MI 48895

Wayne (Detroit) County: 

Samaritan Center

5555 Conner St. 

Detroit, MI 48213

This center will be closed Wednesday, April 3. It will reopen at 1 p.m., Thursday, April 4.

Two recovery centers in Kent and Wayne (South East) counties will close permanently at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, March 30. 

The centers closing March 30 are at these locations:

Kent County:

Henze Community Center 

in the Alpine Twp. Fire Station #1

1100 Henze St. NW 

Comstock Park, MI 49321

Wayne (Southeast) County:

Gibraltar City Hall​

29450 Munro St.

Gibraltar, MI 48173

To find locations of all open recovery centers, visit FEMA.gov/DRC. You may visit any center for assistance.

Effective Monday, April 1, regular operating hours for the recovery centers are 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday to Saturday, except for the Wayne County (South East) center in Taylor, which closes at 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. All centers are closed Sundays. 

You don’t need to visit a recovery center to apply for FEMA assistance or to check on the status of your application. The easiest way to reach FEMA is to call the toll-free Helpline at 800-621-3362. Specialists are available 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. to help you apply, answer your questions and provide referrals to resources. Language translation is available. If you use a relay service such as video relay service (VRS), captioned telephone service or others, give FEMA your number for that service when you apply. You also may go online to DisasterAssistance.gov or download the FEMA App.

For more information about the disaster recovery operation in Michigan, visit www.fema.gov/disaster/4757.

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