Dear Neighbor,

The dramatic and heavy amount of rainfall our state has affected many people in our community.

In response to the flooding caused by this rain, Governor Whitmer issued a declaration of emergency and President Biden has approved federal aid for our state. This means that many state and federal resources are available to those affected.

If you or someone you know has experienced flooding and needs assistance, please read this email and check the resources below. My staff and I have compiled them for your ease and to share with your neighbors.

Stay safe.


Donna Lasinski

State Representative, 52nd House District

Flooding Assistance

This website has information on disaster assistance and an online application for assistance. It also allows you to search for our state’s emergency management agency and county contact. You can check this website here.

If you apply for federal assistance, please check the “Application Checklist” to make sure you have all of the information necessary to apply.

Find additional assistance here.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

FEMA has locations in every state and responds to all declared domestic disasters and emergencies. FEMA provides on the ground assistance to those affected and works to ensure people have what they need to rebuild after a disaster.

Find our local FEMA office here.

You can also apply for FEMA assistance here or call 800-621-3362 between 7 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Flooding Precautions

If you are still experiencing flooding, or still have standing water in your home, please be careful. The dangers range from electrocution to sewage backup to high carbon monoxide levels to unsanitary private wells. There are many dangers that come with flooding.

Please visit here for more information on how to stay safe and what to do if you have experienced flooding in your home, near your private well or still have water covering roadways. Even if you have not been affected by flooding, this information is still extremely helpful should you find yourself in a situation like this.