Michigan Severe Storms And Flooding (DR-1346)
Incident period: September 10, 2000 to September 11, 2000
Major Disaster Declaration declared on October 17, 2000
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
November 6, 2000
Lansing, MI -- In less than three weeks since President Clinton issued a major disaster declaration for Michigan, more than $10 million in grants have been approved for more than 65 percent of the 5,785 applicants in southwestern Wayne County and Oakland County, state and federal disaster officials announced today.
October 31, 2000
Lansing, MI -- The joint Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Taylor and Dearborn will close at 7 p.m. Friday (Nov. 3), but additional assistance is still available, state and federal disaster officials announced today.
October 27, 2000
Lansing, MI -- As flood victims in Wayne County recover from the storms and flooding, more than $2.5 million has been paid by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in disaster assistance grants and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) in low-interest loans. Those who are ready to rebuild or repair are asking about how to prevent future flood losses. FEMA and the state of Michigan have prepared a series of hazard mitigation suggestions on what can be done to prevent or reduce future flood losses in the home.
October 26, 2000
Lansing, MI -- In the confusion that often follows a disaster, half-truths and rumors about how they can find help may mislead residents. According to state and federal disaster recovery officials, the best way to avoid that problem is to call FEMA yourself to see what kind of assistance is available to you.
October 26, 2000
Lansing, MI -- Oakland County has been declared eligible for federal disaster assistance programs for renters, homeowners and business owners recovering from severe storms and flooding Sept. 10th and 11th. "Residents and business owners in Oakland County who feel they have suffered losses in the recent flooding should call our toll-free number to register for assistance," said the Federal Coordinating Officer, Suzanne Schmitt. "That number is 1-800-462-9029."
October 25, 2000
Lansing, MI -- Disaster recovery teams are now in the field inspecting homes and businesses damaged in the recent flooding, according to Capt. Edward Buikema, State Coordinating Officer, Michigan State Police/Emergency Management Division (MSP/EMD), and Suzanne Schmitt, Federal Coordinating Officer, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Individuals who have applied for disaster assistance can expect to hear from several different inspectors within the coming weeks.