Flood Assistance

What You Need to Know

The MICPA continues to monitor the situation in Midland, recognizing our members impacted by the flooding of the region in May. We stand in support of our members working to bolster their communities amid the on-going recovery efforts. We will continue to update this page regularly with information regarding assistance, advocacy and initiatives aimed at driving the rebuilding of an important, vital region to our organization and the great state of Michigan.

 

On May 19, 11,000 people in Midland County, Michigan were evacuated from their homes after days of heavy rain caused the Edenville and Sanford dams to give way resulting in major flooding in the area. More than 250 MICPA members live and work in the affected area.

 

An emergency declaration signed by President Donald Trump on Thursday, May 21 allowed for federal resources including the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), to provide for assistance in the response phase. FEMA has begun to look into the damage, with most of the assessment to be completed using aerial photography.

 

On Monday, June 15, Gov. Whitmer wrote to the President requesting that he declare the flooding a major federal disaster. Such a declaration would expand federal resources and allow federal reimbursement for certain expenses. Read the full letter here.

 

Michigan Department of Treasury is reminding taxpayers affected by the Midland area flooding that state tax assistance is available to disaster survivors.


Individuals with questions related to disaster tax assistance should contact Treasury through the Treasury Self-Service website. Businesses with questions should inquire through self-service options using Michigan Treasury Online.

Midland County Emergency Management (989-832-6750) is taking damage reports for the recent flooding. If you are a homeowner, business or non-profit organization that has sustained any damage or loss as a result of the flood, please visit the Flood Damage Assessment Tool link at the following locations:

  • Top of the County of Midland website: www.co.midland.mi.us
  • Top of the City of Midland website: www.cityofmidlandmi.gov
  • Via the direct link: https://arcg.is/1H00aG
  • Residents and businesses are reminded to thoroughly document damage prior to demolition and restoration projects using written documentation, receipts, photos, and videos. This step is extremely important to assist in possibly receiving federal funding for Midland County.

Once you click the link, you will be directed to a map. Enter the property address and search for the damaged property. When the property is found, a pop-up box will appear. Click the link “Click here to fill out a damage report” to be directed to the online form to report flood damage. The form takes approximately 5 – 10 minutes to complete and includes a section to provide photos of flood damage.

 

For regular updates & civic alerts, visit: https://cityofmidlandmi.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=2733

For health concerns & flood clean-up info:  https://co.midland.mi.us/HealthDepartment.aspx

The AICPA’s Benevolent Fund

If you are an AICPA member, you can apply for funding through this application process below:

About: The AICPA’s Benevolent Fund was established in 1933 by members for the purpose of assisting other members through temporary periods of financial difficulty. This fund may assist in cases where AICPA members are affected by natural disasters.