FROM THE OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 8, 2017
FEMA Teams Arrive in Midland County to Provide Assistance
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has arrived in Midland County to offer assistance and services to victims of the June 2017 flood. Teams are currently canvassing the area, going door-to-door to collect information and begin providing assistance to affected residents.
As a reminder, residents affected by the flooding event need to register with FEMA by October 2, 2017 to receive federal financial assistance. Please note that the Midland Flood Damage Information Form provided by the City of Midland or Midland County was not an application for federal aid and will not be used to administer federal disaster dollars, so residents who completed a local form after the flood still need to register with FEMA.
Residents can register one of the following ways:
- Register online at http://www.DisasterAssistance.gov or through the FEMA App.
- Call 800-621-3362.
- TTY users can call 800-462-7585. Those who use 711 or Video Relay Services can call 800-621-3362 to register.
- Register in person at the Disaster Recovery Center. (Details, including the address and hours of operation of this center, will be provided as soon as it is available.)
Like all FEMA field personnel, these team members carry official identification. Residents are encouraged to ask for official identification before providing personal information. These teams may offer residents the opportunity to use a tablet computer to register or may ask to enter information on the resident’s behalf; however, they will never require Michigan residents to provide personal information. Instead, residents may enter the information on their own devices using the above website or by calling the 800 number listed above.