Detroit Flood Victims can Apply for Federal Aid through November 24th. FEMA adds Third Location to Assit Detroit Residents


City of Detroit- Mike Duggan, Mayor

For Release: Oct. 6, 2014

Media Contact: Pamela Shivers

Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Mangement

(313) 596-5000 or (313) 600-5109


The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency will open a third location at the northwest campus of Wayne County Community College District to assist Detroit residents and business in registration 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 11-3, 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 no 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
  • Hearing or speech impaired applicants should call 1-800-462-7585.

Both numbers are operational 7a.m. -11 p.m. (EST), seven days a week.


In addition, citizens may to any of the three locations for assistance in completing the registration process, with FEMA. The sites are open now through Friday, October 10.

Wayne County Community College District

Northwest Campus-Welcome Center

8200 W. Outer Drive, Detroit 48219

Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-6 p.m.


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.