WARREN (WWJ) – Several metro Detroit communities are hoping for help from F.E.M.A. after torrential rains ravaged homes, and businesses as well as flooded out roadways.
In the meantime, officials in Warren are taking a several pronged approach to providing its residents with disaster relief. Mayor Jim Fouts says the faith-based community has stepped up to help flood victims in the area.
“We have relief from the Buddhists, we have relief from the Roman Catholics, you name it the churches have all pitched in together and we’re doing something that no other city is doing and residents are coming forward and we are taking care of their immediate need,” said Fouts.
The city has also set up an intake booth inside of city hall to take damage reports. Mayor Fouts says he hopes the feds will also step in to provide assistance.
“I’m confident that the federal government will, with the help of the state government, will see the need for residents in Warren and the metro area to get that much-needed relief. If not, what is the purpose of federal government? To go out and aid other countries and forget about our own citizens?” questioned Fouts.
Officials in Warren are asking anyone who has yet to report their flood damage – to do so soon.
Mayor Jim Fouts says the city deserves help from the federal government , so they need the damage to be reported.
It’s estimated that some 18,000 homes in Warren were damaged by flooding.