Overnight, storms caused floods, damaging the homes of residents in EastPointe and elsewhere. Federal Emergency Management Agency representatives will be at Eastpointe City Hall October 18-27 to assist Macomb County residents with applications for federal relief.
As the rainfall persisted last summer, Macomb County residents experienced home property damage without a chance for recovery or proper assistance.
Residents in Washtenaw and Wayne County could apply for federal assistance during the summer after the damage, but residents in Macomb and Oakland counties could not, until recently.
After previous denials, FEMA granted Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s request to extend federal assurance to Macomb and Oakland County residents.
The flooding led to extreme damage to residents’ properties all over Michigan.
“The flood caused some damage to my home,” said Kyle McCullum, a resident of Eastpointe. “I was forced to get rid of things like couches and pull-up carpet. I’m happy that residents of our community can get some assistance now because we were affected too.”
Residential areas have flooded repeatedly.
The deadline for FEMA assistance extended to Nov. 12 to allow Macomb residents time to apply for essential home repairs, help with personal property and vehicle damage, and offer low-interest loans.
For more information on federal assistance, click here or call the FEMA helpline at 800-621-3362 to apply.