Michigan Winter Storm (EM-3137)
Incident period: January 2, 1999 to January 15, 1999
Emergency Declaration declared on January 27, 1999
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January 27, 1999
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Federal disaster funds were made available today for Michigan to help cover some of the emergency costs stemming from the early January snowstorm that immobilized the city of Detroit, according to the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). FEMA Director James Lee Witt said President Clinton authorized the aid this afternoon under an emergency declaration requested by Gov. John Engler for Wayne County, including the city of Detroit, as a result of the storm that started January 2.