President Approves Disaster Declaration for Recent Flooding

Today, President Donald Trump approved a major disaster declaration for the state of Michigan. The decision releases federal funds for state and local governments to use in disaster recovery efforts and to help reduce the risk of such an event in the future. In addition, the disaster declaration makes individual assistance available to the countless families still recovering from recent flooding.

The area covered by the declaration includes Bay, Gladwin, Isabella, and Midland Counties and the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe within Isabella County.

Individuals seeking assistance in Bay, Gladwin, Isabella, and Midland Counties and the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe within Isabella County can register with FEMA the following ways:

  • Apply online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov.
  • Constituents may call the registration phone number at 1-800-621-3362; those who have a speech disability or hearing loss and use TTY, should call 1-800-462-7585 directly; for those who use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 1-800-621-3362.

Congressman John Moolenaar welcomed the president’s decision:

“State and local governments in mid Michigan have done an outstanding job in the aftermath of June’s flooding, but the cost of cleanup and recovery was more than they could bear alone. Today’s decision to grant federal assistance from FEMA will go a long way toward helping communities and families rebuild.”

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Contact: David Russell, 202-225-3561

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