October 1, 2014
For Immediate Release
For More Information, Contact:
Bob Ankrapp, PEM
Emergency Manager & Public Information Officer
Tel: (313) 277-7405 – Cell: (734) 751-5925
FEMA Representatives schedule local meetings with Dearborn Heights flood victims
Dearborn Heights, Michigan – Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will conduct 4 local meetings in Dearborn Heights this week to assist residents who experienced flooding as a result of the August 11 storm. The meetings, known as Disaster Survivor Assistance meetings, will allow flood victims to express, in person, questions and concerns to FEMA representatives regarding their eligibility for federal assistance that is available through the agency, as well as learn more about how the application process works.
The meetings will take place at the John F. Kennedy Library, 24602 Van Born Road (just West of Telegraph Road) in Dearborn Heights at the following dates/times:
Wednesday, October 1 – 12:00 Noon to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 2 – 12:00 Noon to 5:00 p.m.
Friday, October 3 – 12:00 Noon to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 4 – 12:00 Noon to 4:00 p.m.
NOTE: Residents do not need to make advance appointments to meet with the FEMA staff.
Portions of Dearborn Heights, particularly along and near Ecorse Creek along the city’s southern border, experienced significant flood damage during the storm.
On September 25, President Obama signed a Federal Disaster Declaration for Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties, clearing the way for federal assistance for those who experienced significant storm/flood damage.