FEMA reps schedule local meetings with Wayne County flood victims

Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will conduct meetings through Oct. 7 at several locations throughout western Wayne County to assist county residents who experienced flooding as a result of the Aug. 11 storm.

The disaster survivor assistance meetings will allow flood victims to express, in person, questions and concerns to FEMA representatives regarding their eligibility for federal assistance that is available through the agency, as well as learn more about how the application process works.

Dates and times for FEMA DSA sites are:

• Allen Park Community Center, 15800 White St., Allen Park, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 2, 3, 6 and 7.

• Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, 15801 Michigan Ave., Dearborn, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 2, 3, 4, 6 and 7.

• John F. Kennedy Library, 24602 Van Born Road, Dearborn Heights, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct 2, 3 and 4.

• Melvindale Park & Recreation Center, South Dearborn Street, Mevlindale, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct 2 and 3.

• Wayne County Community College District, 21000 Northline Road, Taylor, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 2, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 3 and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 4.

County residents planning on filing a claim should bring their Social Security number, insurance information, damage information, household financial information and contact information.

For more information on the FEMA application process, go to waynecounty.com or call 800-621-3362.

On Sept. 25, President Barack Obama signed a Federal Disaster Declaration for Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties, clearing the way for federal assistance for those who experienced significant storm and flood damage.