Aerial_Detroit_flooding_fliThe U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency will open two locations to assist Detroit residents and businesses in registering for federal aid. Last week, the U.S. government announced that disaster aid is available to Michigan residents and businesses affected by flooding on August 11-13, 2014.

Detroit residents must register with FEMA to apply for assistance. Calls previously made to the City of Detroit Homeland Security & Emergency Management, the Ombudsman’s Office, and United Way do not qualify as registering with FEMA.

To register for FEMA assistance, citizens MUST DO one of the following by November 24, 2014:

Call FEMA at 1-800-621-3362. The number also may be used for 711 or VRS.

Apply online at http://www.DisasterAssistance.gov

Hearing or speech impaired applicants should call 1-800-462-7585.

Both numbers are operational 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. (EST), seven days a week.

In addition, citizens may go to the following two sites for assistance in completing the registration process with FEMA. The sites are open from Friday, Oct. 3 through Friday, Oct. 10.

Martin Luther King High School

3200 E. Lafayette, Detroit 48207

Monday-Friday from 9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Fredrick Douglass Academy for Young Men

2001 West Warren, Detroit 48208

Monday-Friday from 9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Applicants will need to provide the following information: Social Security number; daytime phone number, current mailing address with zip code of damaged property; and private insurance information, if available.

After you have registered, a FEMA representative may contact you to schedule a home inspection.

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