“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.
The Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency is reminding veterans in the Detroit area to apply for disaster assistance following last week’s flooding.
The latest figures: Wayne County estimates flood damage at $340 million.
Some residents are unhappy that they are still are waiting for debris to be removed a week after floodwaters ravaged parts of the Detroit area.
Thousands of residents are still cleaning up following flooding from last week’s storms.