Detroit – State of Michigan-FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers in Dearborn, Detroit and Southfield will cease operations soon, but help is still available at two DRCs in Wayne County and a new Macomb County center opening next Tuesday, Oct. 19.
Disaster Recovery Centers offer Michigan residents affected by the June 25-26 flooding, severe storms and tornadoes in-person visits to get information about their FEMA application, ask questions about letters they receive from FEMA, and have their documents scanned to be part of their application.
Upcoming Center Closures
The center located on the third floor at Henry Ford Centennial Library, 16301 Michigan Ave., Dearborn, Michigan 48126, will close at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 14. It is open from 9 a.m. through 7 p.m. through Thursday, Oct. 14.
The center located at the Salvation Army, 3000 Conner St., Detroit, Michigan 48215, will close at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15. It is open from 9 a.m. through 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13 and Thursday, Oct. 14. This Friday, Oct. 15, it will operate from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The center located in the City Office Buildings Complex at the Southfield Center, 26000 Evergreen Rd., Southfield, Michigan 48076, will close at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16. It is open from 9 a.m. through 7 p.m. through Saturday, Oct. 16.
Centers Continuing to Operate
Help will continue to be available at the State of Michigan-FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers in Hamtramck City Hall and Kemeny Recreation Center. Hours for both centers are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday-Saturday.
They are located at:
- Kemeny Recreation Center, 2260 S. Fort St., Detroit, Michigan 48217
- Hamtramck City Hall, 3401 Evaline St., Hamtramck, Michigan 48212
Survivors can visit any center. However, it is not necessary to visit to apply or update applications, which can be done in the following ways:
- Call FEMA toll -free at 800-621-3362 (TTY): 800-462-7585;
- Visit DisasterAssistance.gov; or
- Check FEMA's mobile app.
New DRC Opening Tuesday, Oct. 19
A new DRC will open Tuesday, Oct. 19 in Macomb County from 9 am-7 pm. It will be located at:
- Eastpointe City Hall, 23200 Gratiot Ave., Eastpointe, Michigan 48021
To reduce the risk of COVID-19 spread through person-to-person contact, wearing a mask or face covering is required to gain entry and visitors will receive “no touch” temperature screenings.
Hand sanitizer is available to survivors and staff.
Federal staff wear masks, face shields and gloves. Workstations are spaced six feet apart to provide an extra level of protection for survivors and staff.
FEMA ensures that common areas are cleaned regularly during the day and workstations are sanitized after each visitor.
To find the location and operational hours of the nearest center to you, visit FEMA’s DRC locator page at fema.gov/ESF6/DRCLocator.
For more information about Michigan’s recovery, visit fema.gov/disaster/4607 . FEMA assistance is currently available to residents in Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw and Wayne counties. The deadline for individuals to apply for disaster assistance is Nov. 12, 2021.
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.