Federal assistance for Detroit-area residents who suffered property damage during severe August flooding has totaled $246 million following the application deadline.
Disaster survivors in Southeast Michigan have until Sunday, Dec. 14 to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
“We’re only a week away from the original deadline — there’s still 700 requests coming in a day.”
Adrianne Laneave from the U.S. Small Business Administration spoke live in studio with WWJ Newsradio 950 and said that no matter the extent of the damage, applicants could receive funding.
November 24 is the last day that homeowners, renters and businesses can apply for federal disaster assistance.
If you suffered losses or damage from the massive flooding in August, you could be eligible for some federal help.
If your home or business was damaged back in August by the flood, Governor Rick Snyder is urging you to register with FEMA as soon as possible in order to receive benefits.
Representatives of FEMA continue their work on the ground in Metro Detroit, assessing the damage done from last month’s record rainfall and flooding.
Six teams will be covering Macomb, Oakland and Wayne Counties to assess and validate damages and disaster impacts against federal assistance eligibility criteria.
The governor’s request Friday comes after the completion of initial local damage assessments and is the next step toward requesting and being eligible for federal assistance.