Apr 3, 2024 - News

Deadline extended for Metro Detroit storm assistance

Illustration of a storm destroying a roof made from a one hundred dollar bill

Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios

The deadline has been extended for homeowners and renters with damage caused during the Aug. 24-26 storms last year to apply for financial assistance from FEMA.

The big picture: Residents in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties — plus some other counties across Michigan — now have until May 8 to apply.

Between the lines: FEMA provides grant money for some needs not covered by insurance, including:

  • Rental assistance for those forced to relocate due to storm damage.
  • Personal property ruined in the storm.
  • Hotel lodging.
  • "Basic" home repair.

FEMA doesn't cover food spoiled due to electrical outages.

How it works: Residents can apply online at DisasterAssistance.gov, use the FEMA mobile app or call (800) 621-3362. FEMA also has a video on how to apply.

  • FEMA only accepts one application per household.
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