Survivors of May Floods May Register by Phone or Online for Assistance

July 11, 2020 DR-4547-MI NR-001 FEMA News Desk: 202-826-3201 EMHSD contact: Dale R. George, 517-284-3946

News Release:

URGENT: Despite having been placed on other flood lists, you MUST register for FEMA by September 8th, even if you have registered for other relief, such as state funded programs. ‚Äč

Survivors of May Floods May Register by Phone or Online

CHICAGO – Michigan residents affected by the severe storms and flooding of May 16 – 22, 2020, may now call or go online to register for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), according to state and federal officials. Aid is available to eligible applicants in Arenac, Gladwin, Iosco, Midland and Saginaw counties.

Individuals, including those who use 711 relay or VRS, are encouraged to call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) while those who use TTY can call 1-800-462-7585. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET seven days a week until further notice.

Another option is to register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or through the FEMA App. Information applicants need to provide includes the following:

o Social Security Number;

o Daytime telephone number;

o Current mailing address and address and zip code of the damaged property; and

o 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. Disaster survivors who called FEMA but did not finalize their registration and those who reported damage only to local authorities still need to contact FEMA to receive FEMA assistance. Anyone who does not have a registration number is not yet registered.

FEMA’s mission is helping people before, during, and after disasters.

English: www.fema.gov/disaster/4547 Spanish: https://www.fema.gov/es/disaster/4547