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Posted on: July 20, 2021

[ARCHIVED] UPDATED: Flood Resources Available for Washtenaw County Residents


UPDATE: The deadline for survivors for the June 25-26 severe storms and flooding to register with FEMA for individual disaster assistance has been extended to Wednesday, October 13, 2021. 

The extension applies to survivors living in Wayne and Washtenaw counties.

FEMA assistance for individuals and families can include money for rental assistance, essential home repairs, personal property losses and other serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance.

Individuals can register with FEMA online at or through the mobile app. By phone, call 800-621-3362 (TTY: 800-462-7585). The toll-free numbers are open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. ET seven days a week.

In-person assistance remains available at FEMA centers in southeast Michigan. Individuals can visit any open center to get the help they need with the federal assistance process. To find the location closest to you, visit FEMA’s DRC locator page at

For more information about Michigan’s recovery, visit


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.  

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 at OCED's Flood Resources page.

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