Michigan Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding (DR-1527)

Incident period: May 20, 2004 to June 8, 2004
Major Disaster Declaration declared on June 30, 2004

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

July 29, 2004
News Release
EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Michigan residents whose homes and businesses have been water damaged as a result of the severe weather that occurred from May 20-24 may also find themselves in the position of facing the growth of mold and mildew.This Press Release Was Updated on 06/28/05 Disaster recovery specialists caution that mold and mildew can begin to grow within 24 hours after a flood and can be found throughout the house, including the attic, basement and crawl spaces.
July 27, 2004
News Release
EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Federal and state officials announced today that the Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) operating in Genesee and Ingham counties have served the needs of disaster victims and will close at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 30, 2004. The Genesee County DRC is located in Burton at the City of Burton Police and Fire Administration Bldg., 4090 Manor Drive, and the Ingham County DRC is located at the Lansing Fire Station #4, 1435 E Miller Rd. in Lansing.
July 26, 2004
News Release
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Since a major disaster declaration for Michigan was announced on June 30, more than $30.1 million in grants and $532,900 in U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) low-interest loans have already been approved to help homeowners, renters and businesses recover from the severe storms, tornadoes and floods of May 20-24. Individual assistance dollars approved by county at COB 7/25 are listed below:
July 23, 2004
News Release
East Lansing, Mich. -- Many Michigan victims of the severe weather that occurred from May 20-24 have called the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) to register for disaster assistance and, afterwards, received a loan application from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Recovery officials are urging everyone who has received such an application to take time to fill it out and return it promptly.
July 22, 2004
News Release
East Lansing, Mich. -- Disaster assistance for Eaton, Muskegon, Saginaw and Washtenaw Counties has been made available to help homeowners, renters and business owners recover from the effects of the severe weather that occurred from May 20-24, disaster recovery officials announced today.
July 22, 2004
News Release
East Lansing, Mich. -- Following a disaster, homeowners, renters and business owners may be misled by half-truths and rumors they hear about how to get help and the various assistance programs that are available. When you have suffered a loss, the last thing you need is misinformation. According to state and federal disaster recovery officials, the best way to avoid that problem is to call and find out for yourself just what kind of assistance is available to you.

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