“Major Disaster” Aid Requested for Michigan

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Great Lakes Radio News UpdateMARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News)Great Lakes Radio – Governor Rick Snyder has requested the President to declare a major disaster for the state of Michigan as a result of severe flood damage that occurred in 16 counties from April 16 to May 14.

Upper Michigan counties covered under the request are Baraga, Gogebic, Houghton, Keweenaw, Marquette and Ontonagon.

The Governor says that due to the severity and magnitude of the flooding in areas around the state, he has requested supplementary federal aid in the form of public assistance to help cover some of the costs incurred by state and local governments due to damage to public facilities and infrastructures.

This request does not include assistance for individuals or businesses.  Snyder’s request will be reviewed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which will advise the President whether the declaration should be granted.

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