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Governor's Declaration of Disaster

Submit Damage Report

What does a Governor’s Disaster Declaration mean for me?

The declaration will ensure that all possible resources, in accordance with the Michigan Emergency Management Plan, are provided to assist the local response to the flooding, which took place April 9 through May 3. This declaration is not a guarantee of financial assistance.  

My basement flooded. Will I get any financial assistance?


At this time, State and Federal officials are in the process of reviewing and verifying the damage reports submitted to them and no decisions have been made yet regarding availability of financial assistance.

What should I do in the meantime with the costs I have incurred?

Keep any receipts showing the costs you have incurred during the flood clean-up.

How will I know whether there will be any financial assistance?

Stay in touch with your city, village or township. The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Management will be working with them, informing them of any developments during the recovery phase.

I do not have flood insurance. Does my homeowner’s policy cover the damage from the flood?

Policies may vary so you will need to examine your insurance policy or contact your insurance provider.

My homeowners insurance does not cover the damage. Does that make me eligible for assistance?

Eligibility for assistance depends on the type of assistance made available. At this time, State and Federal officials are in the process of reviewing and verifying the damage reports submitted to them and no decisions have been made yet regarding availability of financial assistance.


Shannon Felgner,
Communications Manager

Main Office

12220 Fillmore Street
Room 210
West Olive, MI 49460
Phone: (616) 738-4672
FAX: (616) 738-4888
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