Hello Friends,

As many of you know, helping our friends and neighbors who were recently affected by the severe flooding remains one my top priorities. In addition to the $10 million that the Legislature approved to help victims recover, a FEMA Disaster Recovery Center was opened up today, July 30, in Jefferson-Chalmers. It will provide those affected the opportunity to receive information regarding disaster assistance programs, repairs and rebuilding, and ask questions about written correspondence.

Where: Golightly Career and Technical Center, 900 Dickerson Ave., Detroit.

When: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Sunday.

If you were affected by the flooding and are looking to receive FEMA assistance, you can do so by reaching out in a number of ways prior to visiting the recovery center:

  • Online at DisasterAsssistance.gov.
  • Using the FEMA app.
  • Calling (800) 621-3362 from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week. TTY users can call (800) 462-7585, and anyone requiring a reasonable accommodation (ASL interpreting, braille, large print, etc.) may call (800) 621-3362 to request assistance in advance or ask the staff at the center for assistance.

Applicants and staff in the recovery center are required to wear a face mask while inside the center.

While this is only a start to the recovery efforts, I look forward to continuing to work with both the federal and state government to bring aid to those who need it most.