Washtenaw County experienced severe storms on June 25-26, 2021, which resulted in flooding for many residents. Below is a list of local resources to help with cleanup and the general aftermath of the storms. Please note that the deadline for applying for flood assistance payment is Thursday, August 19!
- Washtenaw County is asking residents to self-report on damage. Click here to access online form.
- Apply for aid by FEMA online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4607. Additionally, you can apply by calling (800) 621-FEMA (3362) or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) for the hearing and speech impaired 7 a.m.-9 p.m. seven days a week. The deadline to register for FEMA aid is September 13, 2021.
- A FEMA drive-thru document drop-off center opened at the Ypsilanti Township Civic Center (7200 S. Huron River Drive)
- Governer Whitmer announced that Wayne, Washtenaw residents affected by flood can apply for one-time flood assistance payment (Deadline: August 19)
- Red Cross may be able to offer financial assistance, but first must complete a damage assessment to determine that a home has suffered major damage or is destroyed for a household to receive assistance. If your home has not been inspected already, please call the Red Cross at 1-800-RedCross (733-2767). You will then be assigned a caseworker, and the Red Cross will send out a damage assessment team to assess your home.
- The State of Michigan is providing up to $1,500 per household to families and individuals facing conditions of flooding that threatens health and safety. To get access to funds individuals must complete a State Emergency Relief application at their local MDHHS office or online through MiBridges. Click here to find an office near you.
- Required documents include proof of income, proof of assets (cash on hand, bank account amounts, etc.), birth certificates, social security cards and repair estimate and proof of home ownership.
- The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services may be able to assist with rent or relocation costs in certain situations. Click here for more information
Mental Health Support
- Tips from the Red Cross on recovering emotionally from a crisis
- Call or text the Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990
- Visit the Ahead of the Curve Senior Resource Directory to find mental health resources in your area