FLOOD RECOVERY UPDATE: Disaster assistance and loans available for residents and businesses

A Disaster Recovery Center is now open in Isabella County to help residents and businesses through the assistance process after damages and losses suffered during the severe storms and flooding that occurred from June 22 – 27, 2017.

Isabella County Disaster Recovery Center:
4855 E. Bluegrass Road
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
Open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday

Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are at the center to answer questions about disaster assistance and low-interest disaster loans for homeowners, renters and businesses. They can also help survivors apply for federal disaster assistance.

Residents must register with FEMA before being considered for assistance or a loan.

Register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or call 800-621-3362.

Residents and those who use 711 or Video Relay Services can call 800-621-3362 to register for assistance. People who are hearing impaired can call 800-462-7585.

It is recommended that residents register before visiting the recovery center.

To learn more about individual disaster assistance from FEMA, click here.

To learn more about SBA’s low-interest disaster loans offered to homeowners, renters and businesses, click here or click on the flyers below. (Image on left is for residents; image on right is for businesses.)

FEMA teams to survey flood damage

img_2572.jpgThroughout Friday, July 7, representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Michigan State Police and the City will be out in the community to review the reported flood damage to public infrastructure, and private residences and businesses.

These teams will be wearing recognizable shirts with logos and are carrying identification. If your home is visited by a team, please allow them to complete a damage assessment as this is an important step in applying for state and/or federal aid.

We will keep you informed of next steps as we learn more. Please remember, financial assistance is not guaranteed.

NOTE: Teams will only visit a handful of private residences and businesses that were impacted by the flood, so do not be concerned if your property is not visited.