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Whitmer seeks federal disaster for Michigan after flooding

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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is asking the White House for a disaster declaration to secure federal aid to deal with damage from last month's flooding in southeast Michigan.

Parts of the region saw about 7 inches of rain over a 12-hour period between the night of June 25 and the morning of June 26.

Whitmer's office said Tuesday if federal aid is granted, the money would be used for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses and other programs to help people and businesses recover from the flooding damage.

Whitmer issued an emergency declaration that will be in place until July 24.

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