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Red Cross assisting Huntington Woods residents after severe rains. (WWJ/Russ McNamara)

Federal Agencies To Begin Flood Damage Assessments Beginning Tuesday

Six teams will be covering Macomb, Oakland and Wayne Counties to assess and validate damages and disaster impacts against federal assistance eligibility criteria.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/25/2014

Huntington Woods (Photo: Laura Bonnell/WWJ)

Gov. Snyder Wants FEMA To Conduct Flood Damage Assessment

The governor’s request Friday comes after the completion of initial local damage assessments and is the next step toward requesting and being eligible for federal assistance.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/22/2014

Flooding in Highland Park (credit: Vickie Thomas/WWJ)

Highland Park Erroneously Announces FEMA Coming To Assess Flood Damage

Is federal help on the way? Maybe not.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/14/2014

Neighborhood off Southfied Freeway and Annapolis. (credit: Vickie Thomas/WWJ)

Residents Across The Metro Area Assess The Flood Damage, Wonder If Help Is Available

The aftermath of flooding in the area forced mayors in Ferndale, Highland Park and Warren to declare a State of Emergency.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/12/2014

(File photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)

Grant Allows Warren To Add 18 Firefighters In 2013

Fire Commissioner Skip McAdams says the city was won a $3 million grant from FEMA and it will make a big difference.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/21/2012

Governor Chris Christie, President Barack Obama and FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate (Credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obama And Christie Do The Right Thing Working Together As The Right Continues Attacks

Governor Christie went out of his way to praise the work that the President and his administration are doing, something that he got a lot of credit for…outside of the right-wing blogosphere.

11/01/2012

Barack Obama (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Opinion: Selectively Presidential: Obama Chooses To Be Presidential When It’s Convenient

When the storm and its headlines have passed, however, the questions about the Benghazi tragedy should continue full force as November 6 continues to near. During the much-needed questioning and impending investigation, it would be grand if President Obama would remain presidential throughout the process.

10/30/2012

A neighborhood destroyed by Hurricane Sandy (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Opinion: Sandy Reminds Us Of The Need For FEMA And That Romney Would Shut It Down

Romney was asked at a presidential debate whether FEMA should be shut down in light of the deficit. Romney replied that FEMA should “absolutely” be shut down. He was asked specifically if that included disaster relief. He replied that it was “immoral” to provide such relief in the face of “larger debts”, emphasizing that “it makes no sense at all” to have such programs.

10/30/2012

Satellite image of Hurricane Sandy (Photo by NOAA via Getty Images)

Opinion: Another Hurricane Reminds Us Of The Need For An Effective Administration

The 2012 presidential campaign between President Obama and Mitt Romney will be book-ended by hurricanes.

10/26/2012

Detroit Firefighters Receive New Gear, Lifesaving Equipment

Detroit firefighters are getting some new protective gear, as well as 100 automatic defibrillators, thanks in part to a $1.75 million Federal Emergency Management Authority grant.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/18/2012

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