Disaster Relief Update
Wayne County is offering financial assistance for residents impacted by the June 2021 flooding. Funding will support them in covering damages and costs that have not been covered by FEMA or private property insurance. This grant is intended to cover the costs of tangible goods and belongings such as carpets, couches, drywall, and food. Additionally, this grant may be used to cover contracted labor if the applicant can provide itemized quotes or receipts from their contractor.
Eligibility requirements include:
- The property for which you are applying for must be located in Wayne County excluding the City of Detroit
- The property must be a residential property
- The damage applicants document and submit to this grant must be due to the June 25 & 26 weather events
- Applicants must have applied for FEMA assistance to qualify for the Flood Relief Grant funding
Applicants will be required to submit the following:
- Proof of Residence
- FEMA Application Number
- Pictures of Damaged Belongings
- Insurance Claim Documents (if appllicable)
- Itemized Quote and/or Receipt for Contractor Work (if applicable)
This application is for Wayne County (excluding Detroit) residents who need assistance completing repairs or replacing items damaged during the June 25-26 weather events. Funds will be used to cover items which have not or will not be paid for by FEMA or other property insurance. Application to the FEMA assistance program is a prerequisite to qualify for this program, and ONLY applicants with registered applications with FEMA will be considered.
Disaster Relief Update
- FEMA and the State of Michigan has opened a Disaster Recovery Center at the Golightly Career and Technical Center located at 900 Dickerson Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48215. For detailed information see the attached document entitled Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Jefferson Chalmers
- For residents who suffered a loss from the June 25th and 26th storm, registered for Federal assistance, and received a denial letter, it is important to understand your rights. See document entitled Understanding Your FEMA Letter & Appeal Options.
A denial of a request for assistance can occur for many reasons, PLEASE READ YOUR DENIAL LETTER THOUROUGHLY as the denial may be something that can be easily remedied. Also, see document entitled How to Write an Appeal for help with resolving your denial.
- At the Disaster Recovery Center, the State of Michigan has a Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC). The MARC can guide you through the process of applying for a one-time payment of $1500.00. Click here for official press release
- At the Recovery Center, individuals can apply for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) for food and nutritional needs.
How to Protect Against A Flood
FEMA News Release - Disagree with FEMA Know your Appeal Options
FEMA News Release - Renters May be Eligible for Assistance
FEMA News Release - Your FEMA Flood Recovery Checklist
Publications for Michigan
Flood Recovery 2021
FEMA Quick Links to Helpful Publications and Websites for Disaster Survivors
Flooding event July 2021 - Wayne and Washtenaw Counties
Publications and Web pages
Mitigation Mailbox: Send any mitigation questions to FEMA-R5-Mitigation-Resources@fema.dhs.gov
Publications for the Public
- Who's Knocking at your Door?
- Questions to Ask a Contractor
- Homeowner’s Guide to Retrofitting
- Build Back Safer and Stronger
- Increased Cost of Compliance Spanish - Increased Cost of Compliance English
- Get publications for state and local officials. Also, publications is helpful for policyholders and non-policyholders because it explains the NFIP and what to do before, during and after a flood, as well as why and how to purchase flood insurance. Many are available in Spanish.
Flood Insurance Information
- How to File an Insurance Claim
- Flood Insurance Requirements for Recipients of Disaster Assistance
- Disaster Survivors with Flood and Homeowners Insurance Should Apply for Disaster Assistance
- Who is Required to Have Flood Insurance
- How to Appeal Your Flood Claim
Mitigation How-to Publications
- Mitigation for Homeowners
- Protecting Building Utility Systems from Flood Damage (FEMA P-348 book) (Flyer)
- Protecting Manufactured Homes from Floods and Other Hazards
- Homeowner's Guide to Retrofitting
- Reducing Flood Risk to Residential Buildings that Cannot Be Elevated
- Homebuilder's Guide to Coastal Construction- flyer
Hazard Mitigation Grant Programs for Public
Contact your local emergency manager if you are interested in participating in a hazard mitigation grant. The community organizes grant applications for individuals and property owners and coordinates through the state hazard mitigation officer.
Before The Next Event
The following resources provide information on risk reduction, disaster recovery and flood insurance that you can share with residents and business owners.
- Use this Flood Safety Toolkit for ways to prepare your home, property and family for a flooding event.
- Share Ready.gov with your local government agencies, public and private contacts, and order free Ready.gov publications online