DETROIT, July 30, 2021 — Today, a new FEMA Disaster Recovery Center opened up in Jefferson-Chalmers following severe flooding in Wayne and Washtenaw counties last month. The center would provide affected residents the opportunity to receive information regarding disaster assistance programs, repairs and rebuilding, and ask questions about written correspondence. The Disaster Recovery Center is located in the Golightly Career and Technical Center at 900 Dickerson Ave.


“The opening of this center marks an ongoing commitment by the government to assist those in need,” said state Rep. Joe Tate (D-Detroit). “As we continue to deal with the fallout of this disaster, we need to remain vigilant and assist those affected by the flooding. With the Legislature’s recent allocation of $10 million for flood victims coupled with this new Disaster Recovery Center, I know that recovery is possible, and I know that we’re on the right track. We will get our friends, neighbors and loved ones the assistance they need to begin rebuilding their homes and lives.”


Earlier this month, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed Senate Bill 27, a supplemental budget bill that allocated federal COVID-19 relief funding — nearly $10 million of that going toward emergency relief for victims of the recent flooding.