Metro Detroiters were hit with a burst of rain and gusty winds – just weeks after severe flooding hit the area.
Six teams will be covering Macomb, Oakland and Wayne Counties to assess and validate damages and disaster impacts against federal assistance eligibility criteria.
Many employees worked from home or other sites during the cleanup. Heavy rains on Aug. 11 caused flooding across the Detroit area.
The faith-based community has stepped up to help flood victims in the city of Warren.
“We’re tying to put as many agencies together at the same place at the same time. It’s a one-stop shop.”
Combined sewers and retention basins in some communities in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties overflowed due to the Aug. 11 storm.
The Michigan Community Service Commission and American Red Cross are looking for volunteers to help homeowners remove debris and gut basements and salvage belongings.
The money will be administered through the United Way for Southeastern Michigan.
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.
Residents in one Royal Oak neighborhood are being warned: Do not drink the water.