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FEMA will help assess flood damage in 4 mid-Michigan counties

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Michigan Radio
Flood waters crested in Midland Sunday.

FEMA will soon take part in a joint preliminary damage assessment of four Michigan counties hard hit by flooding this month.

Gov. Rick Snyder asked federal disaster officials to assist with a review of damage and response costs to flooding in Bay, Gladwin, Isabella and Midland counties.

“We are committed to using every avenue possible to help our residents,” says Snyder. “A joint assessment confirms reported damages, which helps makes our case for federal assistance. There is a critical path to follow. This is the next step in the potential request of a presidential disaster declaration.”

More than seven inches of rain fell on parts of mid-Michigan last Thursday.

The floodwaters washed out roads and damaged homes.

Local officials estimate the damages are in the tens of millions of dollars.  

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