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State Will Cover Funding Match For UP Flooding Damage

Oct 5, 2018
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The state of Michigan will spend up to $7.4 million to help Upper Peninsula communities qualify for federal matching funds available to address damage from June flooding.

flood damage, Upper Peninsula, Houghton County
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Businesses and residents in parts of Michigan's Upper Peninsula affected severe flooding in June may apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

flood damage, Upper Peninsula, Houghton County
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The Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied Gov. Rick Snyder's appeal to reconsider a decision denying individual assistance in three Upper Peninsula counties that sustained damage from flooding and heavy rainfall in June.


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Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is asking the federal government to reconsider a decision by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to deny individual assistance to three counties in the Upper Peninsula.

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President Donald Trump has approved Michigan's request for a disaster declaration following severe flooding in June in parts of the Upper Peninsula.

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Severe thunderstorms dumped heavy rain on the Detroit area, leaving some roadways flooded.

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Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has declared a second state of disaster for Houghton County following July flooding in parts of the Upper Peninsula that were still working to recover from June's severe flooding.

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Heavy rains have caused more flooding in parts of Michigan's Upper Peninsula that were still working to recover from last month's severe flooding.

flood damage, Upper Peninsula, Houghton County
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With the help of volunteers, the Keweenaw Peninsula in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is recovering from the June storm that left devastating floods. Katie Cook reports.

 


Erik Kostrewza in WKAR Studio
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It may still be chilly outside but in a matter of weeks, we may be dealing with severe thunderstorms, hail, flooding or even tornadoes! This is severe weather awareness week in Michigan. WKAR’s Reginald Hardwick talked with WLNS 6 News meteorologist Erik Kostrewza about the hazards, starting with flooding.

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Gov. Rick Snyder is seeking a federal disaster declaration for four Michigan counties affected by severe flooding in February.

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The U.S. Small Business Administration is working with the state police and local emergency managers to conduct damage assessments following flooding last month in Michigan.

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Officials say flooding last month in northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan damaged more than 2,000 homes.

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Today, Gov. Rick Snyder declared a state of disaster in Lansing, Grand Rapids and 17 Michigan counties. It follows the heavy rainfall and snowmelt that caused widespread flooding in late February.

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The state says emergency relief assistance may be available to low-income residents affected by flooding that began last month in parts of Michigan's Lower Peninsula.

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