Detroit Flood Assistance Deadline Extended

Detroit Flood HelpIn the wake of the floods that occurred across Metro Detroit in mid-August of this year, Governor Rick Snyder has been able to grant an elongated period of assistance for those suffering from damages.

The federal system has approved an extension period for those who have not sought out assistance or applied for help, since the August 11th floods. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has now pushed the deadline date to December 14th, 2014 after a strict enforcement to have the issues put into the system before the holidays.

The floods that hit Metro Detroit caused Governor Snyder to place Macomb, Wayne, and Oakland Counties under a state of emergency and disaster plan, since more than 6 inches of rain fell onto the surrounding cities at a rapid pace. All of these counties experienced flood damaging to thousands of homes, mostly affecting basements and foundational issues for residents and families. So far, Michigan has estimated that the costs of current and future repairs will go up into the millions.

The Government Wants You To Ask For Help

FEMA is urging anyone who has experienced flooding issues due to these storms, especially in their basements, to apply for assistance and help. Over 110,000 residents have already applied for the assistance, but FEMA and Governor Snyder knows there are still thousands more who have not put in their paperwork. Nearly $120 million has been handed out to those who have asked, and FEMA has implied that more can be on the way, if assistance is necessary.

Why is it important for you to apply for this assistance program? If your basement has suffered damage from the August floods, now is the time to do something about it. Here at Tom’s Basement Waterproofing, we assessed an endless amount of homes that experienced water issues due to the Metro Detroit floods, and want to provide help and information to all the families that deserve this aid.

If money and budgeting is currently holding you back form fixing your basement waterproofing job or foundational repair, due to the summer floods, FEMA can help. Money that is granted to those applying for the assistance, are being awarded the money necessary for repairs or lows with low-interest rates, in order to make up for the damages.

If you have yet to asses your basement from these floods, now is also the time to call us at Tom’s Basement Waterproofing. By having our professional staff come out and accurately quote your damages and the necessary repairs, that will be essential to getting your home back in working order, you can properly fill out the FEMA assistance information to get the most money and help possible. 

For more information on how to apply for the FEMA assistance programs, give us a call at Tom’s Basement Waterproofing. We’re happy to help! (586) 776-7270