Cleanup crews are continuing to assess the damage at the David Stott building in downtown Detroit after a frozen pipe burst and flooded several floors with about 2 million gallons of water.
Authorities say the water continued to run down the building for a few days before anyone noticed.
Federal assistance for Detroit-area residents who suffered property damage during severe August flooding has totaled $246 million following the application deadline.
Disaster survivors in Southeast Michigan have until Sunday, Dec. 14 to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
“We’re only a week away from the original deadline — there’s still 700 requests coming in a day.”
Adrianne Laneave from the U.S. Small Business Administration spoke live in studio with WWJ Newsradio 950 and said that no matter the extent of the damage, applicants could receive funding.
November 24 is the last day that homeowners, renters and businesses can apply for federal disaster assistance.
The August flooding caused severe damage to the Warren facility and displaced nearly 19,000 employees.
If you suffered losses or damage from the massive flooding in August, you could be eligible for some federal help.
If your home or business was damaged back in August by the flood, Governor Rick Snyder is urging you to register with FEMA as soon as possible in order to receive benefits.