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The FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) inside the Henry Ford Centennial Library, 16301 Michigan Ave., will be altering its days and hours of operation beginning Friday, Aug. 20, 2021.

Starting on Friday, Aug. 20, 2021, the DRC inside the library will operate from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. It will no longer operate on Sundays.

The DRC is open for residents and businesses affected by the storms of June 25-26, 2021. The deadline for individuals to apply for disaster assistance is Sept. 13, 2021.

At this center, representatives from FEMA, the U.S. Small Business Administration, Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division, and other state agencies are available to explain disaster assistance programs, answer questions about written correspondence and provide literature about repairs and rebuilding to make homes more disaster resistant.

A state-run, multi-agency resource center is also co-located with the recovery center in Dearborn, where additional state and local resources will be available.

Individuals do not have to visit a recovery center to register or receive federal assistance. However, these centers provide a location for applicants to submit documentation or discuss their case in-person with a FEMA representative.

Before visiting a recovery center, survivors should register for federal assistance one of the following ways:
• Online at DisasterAssistance.gov;
• Using the FEMA App; or
• Calling 800-621-3362 (including 711 or Video Relay). TTY users can call 800-462-7585. The toll-free numbers are open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. ET, seven days a week. Multilingual operators are available.

Anyone requiring a reasonable accommodation (ASL interpreting, Braille, Large print, etc.) may call 800-621-3362 to request assistance in advance or ask the recovery staff at the center for assistance.

Applicants and staff in the recovery centers will be required to follow CDC COVID-19 safety guidance.

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