Washtenaw County continues to assess flood damage throughout the county and provide resources and information to its residents. The Governor has added Washtenaw County to the State of Michigan’s Emergency Declaration due to the widespread flooding and damage. For the most up to date emergency information please visit our Emergency Management page.
This declaration means that the County and its residents have access to additional resources from the State. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be in the area over the next several weeks assessing damage to homes and property and two disaster response centers will be put in place to assist residents (more information on disaster response centers coming soon).
The Board of Commissioners have allocated $500,000 to support initial recovery efforts. This allocation is meant to provide flexible bridge support to impacted residents, such as housing, meals, basic clean-up and repair services until more resources are made available through the state and federal government.
Several resources are available to support residents, including the following:
- Washtenaw County residents affected by the severe storms and flooding of June 25-26 may register for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) by calling 800-621-3362 between 7 am and 11 pm ET seven days a week or online at here. County residents have sixty days from incident’s date to submit a claim. Make sure that all claim information is filled out completely with required documentation, as FEMA’s claim appeal process can take up to 90 days.
- Washtenaw County Flood Social Service Resources FAQ (OCED)
- Safety Tips and Instructions for Clean-up for Flood Homes (Washtenaw County Health Department)
- Report drainage issues in your area to mitigate possible flood zones. Providing pictures may help redirect staff to the areas that require immediate attention. Report concerns by calling 734-222-6860, emailing [email protected], or online here.
- Steps for Cleaning Mold (Michigan Department of Health and Human Services)
- Relocation Assistance (Michigan Department of Health and Human Services)
- Floodwater After a Disaster or Emergency (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
- Reentering Your Flooded Home (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)