GLADWIN COUNTY – Time is running short. Michigan residents and businesses recovering from uninsured losses and damage caused by the May 16-22 flooding have just one day left to register for disaster assistance with FEMA and apply for a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) low-interest disaster loan.

Register with FEMA before 11:59 p.m. today (Sept. 30, 2020) to be considered for assistance.

All Documentation Drop-off Centers have closed permanently. Registration and disaster information is still available by calling the FEMA helpline, going online or using the FEMA mobile app, as follows:

Call 800-621-3362 (TTY: 800-462-7585). The toll-free numbers operate from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week until further notice. Multilingual operators are available.

Go online at DisasterAssistance.gov or download the FEMA App to register via computer or smartphone. Keep in touch with FEMA to track your claim or to notify the agency of changes to your mailing or email addresses or phone numbers, and to report insurance settlements or additional damage you may have discovered.

FEMA staff may contact you for various reasons, including to discuss your case or request additional information. It’s important to answer those phone calls to make sure your application process continues. If you are in any doubt when receiving a call from someone stating they work for FEMA, do not give out any information, but call 800-621-3362 (TTY: 800-462-7585) between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. to verify the call is legitimate.

The SBA helps businesses, private nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters fund repairs or rebuilding efforts and cover the cost of replacing lost or disaster-damaged personal property.

To apply for a low-interest loan, complete an online application at disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/ before the 11:59 p.m. deadline. To reach an SBA Customer Service Representative directly, call 800-659-2955. Email SBA loan questions to FOCE-Help@sba.gov. For more information, visit sba.gov/.

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