CLAWSON, Mich. -

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is continuing preliminary evaluations of the damage caused by massive flooding in the Detroit area earlier this month.

State police say their Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division will be out Thursday in Oakland County along with FEMA, the U.S. Small Business Administration and local officials. Teams of federal and state officials began checking the Detroit area on Tuesday.

Surveys are planned Thursday in Clawson, Ferndale and Troy.

The federal assessment will determine whether tens of thousands of people affected by the Aug. 11 storm will get financial assistance. Gov. Rick Snyder could use their assessment to formally request a disaster declaration from President Barack Obama.