Michigan 2020 Flood Resources

Legal Hotline Available for Survivors of Michigan Floods


Legal Hotline Available to Survivors of May 2020 Michigan Floods

A toll-free legal aid hotline is now available for survivors of the May 2020 flood emergency in Midland, Arenac, Iosco, Saginaw and Gladwin counties.

Survivors who are unable to afford a lawyer may call 1-866-418-8315 ​between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Friday, to request assistance. Callers should:

  • Note they are seeking disaster-related legal assistance
  • Provide brief details of their situation
  • Identify the county in which they are located

Individuals who qualify for assistance will be matched with Michigan lawyers who have volunteered to provide free legal help. Legal consultations will be scheduled based on parties’ availability following the initial call-in and matching process.

The service is a partnership between the State Bar of Michigan, the State Bar of Michigan Young Lawyers Section, Lakeshore Legal Aid, Legal Services of Eastern Michigan and private law firms who are volunteering services, including Dykema, Bodman, Honigman and Miller Canfield.

About Heartland Flood Help

This website provides tailored flood-related information only to residents of Arkansas, Iowa, Missouri. Nebraska, and Oklahoma. Individuals outside of these can still access general information about preparing and protecting themselves from floods and how to recover after affected by flooding.