CHICAGO - Washtenaw and Wayne county residents affected by the severe storms and flooding of June 25 - 26, 2021, may now call or go online to register for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Individuals must still register with FEMA, even if they reported damage to local officials or spoke to a FEMA representative during the preliminary damage assessments in early July.
Homeowners and renters with uninsured or underinsured home damage from the late June disaster may register for assistance by calling 800-621-3362 (TTY: 800-462-7585) between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. ET seven days a week.
Another option is to register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or through the FEMA App.
Information applicants need to provide includes the following:
- Social Security Number;
- Daytime telephone number;
- Current mailing address and address and zip code of the damaged property; and
- Private insurance information, if available.
When an applicant registers, each is given a unique registration number. The registration number is important and should be written down and kept handy. Anyone who does not have a registration number is not yet registered.
For more information about FEMA’s individual assistance programs, visit www.fema.gov/assistance/individual.
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.