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 21, 2004
News Release
EAST LANSING, Mich. -- The Macomb County Disaster Recovery Center in Romeo, Michigan will close at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 24h, federal and state officials announced today. The center will be in operation until that time in the Amanda Moore Elementary School, 209 Dickenson Street in Romeo, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily to provide assistance to disaster victims from the May 20-24 storms.
July 20, 2004
News Release
EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Disaster recovery officials have announced the Thursday opening of a Disaster Recovery Center in Ingham County. The center will be located in the Lansing Fire Station #4 (New Station) at 1435 E. Miller Road. It will be open on Thursday, July 22 from 12 noon to 6 p.m. Operating hours will be 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Sunday, July 25 and Monday through Saturday thereafter.
July 20, 2004
News Release
East Lansing, Mich. -- Federal and state officials are warning those who were affected by the recent severe storms to be aware of various fraudulent practices often experienced in the aftermath of disaster.
July 19, 2004
News Release
EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Disaster recovery officials have announced the opening of a Disaster Recovery Center to serve homeowners, renters and business people who have already called to register for assistance. The center will be located in the City of Burton Police and Fire Administration Building at 4090 Manor Drive in Burton, Genesee County. It will be open on Wednesday, July 21 from 12 noon to 6 p.m. Operating hours will be 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Sunday, July 25 and Monday through Saturday thereafter.
July 19, 2004
News Release
EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Since a major disaster declaration for Michigan was announced on June 30, $20,497,649 million in grants and loans has already been approved to help homeowners, renters and businesses recover from the severe storms, tornadoes and floods of May 20–24. The U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved $217,400 in low-interest loans for homeowners, renters and businesses.
July 16, 2004
News Release
EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Homeowners, renters and business owners throughout the 19 disaster-declared counties are taking an active role in their own recovery, report federal and state disaster recovery officials. “Michiganians who had damage from the severe storms on May 20-24 are doing what they need to do before requesting federal assistance. Fortunately, damage, though widespread, was minimal in many areas. Now, we want to make sure that those who qualify receive the assistance available to them,” said Marianne C.

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