Oakland County: $337 million in damage from flood

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Water-damaged items line the curb in one Royal Oak neighborhood on Aug. 13, 2014.

PONTIAC, Mich. - Oakland County claims this weeks' historic flooding caused $337 million worth of damage in the county.

It's an estimate which the county says could grow to a higher number as assessments continue.

"The damage estimate does not reflect the magnitude of the task that lies ahead for our residents to recover from Monday's storm," said county Executive L. Brooks Patterson in a news release. "We have opened up the channels to request state and federal assistance and continue to collect damage assessments from local governments."

As county officials noted, it is unclear yet whether Oakland County and its impacted communities will receive state and/or federal assistance.

Oakland County residents can report storm damage through their local city or township government.

Residents in communities such as Royal Oak, Clawson and Huntington Woods have been purging their homes of water-damaged items after water flooded basements.

Related: Huntington Woods neighbors clean up mess left by flooding

In Macomb County, Warren Mayor Jim Fouts said 18,000 homes fell victim to the flooding, adding up to about $1.2 billion in damage.

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