FEMA Teams in Southeast Michigan Helping Survivors Apply for Disaster Assistance

Release Date Release Number
DR-4607-MI NR-002
Release Date:
July 18, 2021

CHICAGO - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has sent Disaster Survivor Assistance (DSA) teams to Washtenaw and Wayne counties where survivors of the June 25-26 severe storms and flooding are now eligible for Individual Assistance.

These teams will be visiting homes, businesses and nonprofit organizations in impacted areas to help residents register for assistance, identify and address immediate and emerging needs, and make referrals to other local, state, and voluntary agencies for additional support.

Like all FEMA personnel, DSA team members can be identified by their official federal photo ID badge and the FEMA logo on their shirts/vests. They will ask survivors for some personal information needed for registration, including: Social Security number, annual income and bank information, as well as names of occupants of the impacted property. Survivors should always ask to see official identification before providing any personal information.

Survivors can also register by:

  • Visiting www.disasterassistance.gov or using the FEMA mobile app.  
  • Calling 800-621-3362 (800-462-7585 TTY). Multilingual operators are available. The toll-free numbers are open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. ET, seven days a week.

For more information about Michigan’s recovery, visit www.fema.gov/disaster/4607.                             


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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Last updated July 21, 2021