Federal Disaster Assistance Available for Isabella Indian Reservaton

Published August 2, 2017

WASHINGTON – The Saginawa Chippewa Tribe in Isabella County in Michigan qualifies for federal disaster assistance for recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe thunderstorms and flooding from June 22 – 25, 2017. The assistance is being made through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.

Steven W. Johnson has been named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area. Johnson said additional designations may be made at a later date if warranted by the results of damage assessments.

Individuals and business owners who sustained losses in the designated area can begin applying for assistance tomorrow by registering online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362).  Disaster assistance applicants, 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. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (local time) seven days a week until further notice.


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