Following a federal disaster declaration by President Biden on July 15, those who sustained losses during the June 25-26 storms can begin applying for assistance by registering online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling (800) 621-FEMA (3362) from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week.

Those who are hearing or speech impaired can call 1-800-462-7585 (TTY).

The assistance could include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners.

President Biden issued the presidential disaster declaration for Wayne County, including Dearborn, to bring assistance to individuals and households affected by flooding and sewer backups and who apply and qualify under the federal relief programs.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be coordinating efforts to help residents directly. About 12,000 homes in Dearborn were impacted.

Congresswoman Debbie Dingell and Mayor John O'Reilly will be working with FEMA to present a Town Hall to provide residents with information on how to apply for financial assistance.

It is the goal of the city to make sure information is provided in Arabic as well.

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