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Disaster Recovery Centers in Isabella and Midland Counties Will Close
9/27/2017 2:00:00 PM - Public Relations

Sept. 26, 2017

DR-4326-MI NR-027

FEMA News Desk: 312-408-5341

EMHSD contact: Dale R. George, 517-284-3946



News Release


Disaster Recovery Centers in Isabella and Midland Counties Will Close


Midland, Mich. – As the October 2, 2017 registration deadline approaches, Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Isabella and Midland counties will close permanently on Saturday, Sept. 30, at 2 p.m.


Isabella County

4855 E. Bluegrass Road

Mt. Pleasant, MI, 48858


Midland County

Carpenter Street School

1407 W. Carpenter St.

Midland, MI 48640


DRCs are operated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).


After the DRCs close, survivors with losses from the June storms and flooding have other options for accessing FEMA disaster assistance. They can register for help, learn about the appeals process, or check the status of their claim by:

·         Going online at

·         Calling 800-621-3362; TTY users can call 800-462-7585.

·         Those who use 711 or Video Relay Services can call 800-621-3362.

·         Michigan Speech to Speech Relay Services:

§  English: 866-656-9826

§  Spanish: 866-656-9827


Operators are multilingual and calls are answered from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. EDT seven days a week.


The deadline to register online for FEMA disaster assistance is midnight on Monday, Oct. 2.



FEMA assistance is nontaxable and will not affect eligibility for Social Security, Medicare/Medicaid or other federal benefits.



FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.





All FEMA disaster assistance will be provided without discrimination on the grounds of race, color, sex (including sexual harassment), religion, national origin, age, disability, limited English proficiency, economic status, or retaliation. If you believe your civil rights are being violated, call 800-621-3362 or 800-462-7585(TTY/TDD).

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