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National Disaster Legal Aid

Severe storms and flooding devastated areas in Michigan from June 22 to June 27, 2017.

Individual and Household Assistance is available to those in Bay, Gladwin, Isabella, and Midland  counties.

Note:  THE FEMA APPLICATION DEADLINE IS OCTOBER 1, 2017.  Apply to FEMA to trigger the SBA Disaster loan process.  Also, The deadline to apply to the SBA is also OCTOBER 1, 2017.

Key resources for those affected by the flooding:

Residents and businesses affected by the June flooding can apply for government disaster relief benefits online at 


Individuals, including those who use 711 relay or VRS, can call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) while those who use TTY can call 1-800-462-7585. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. EDT seven days a week until further notice.

Another option is to register online at  or via web-enabled phone or tablet at

  • If you need to appeal a FEMA denial on your own, please see here to get an interactive form to appeal and letter requesting a copy of your file.
  • You can also find resources on this site under For People Who Need Help.
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest on the News page.

Other helpful resources to help address legal needs resulting from this disaster:

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