3 kinds of flood insurance and what they don’t cover
Flooded streets. Storage bins floating in a waterlogged basement. Piles of moldy belongings lining the curb. These sights are only becoming more common when Spring weather hits Michigan each year. And what follows usually involves frustrating phone calls with insurance companies and budget-breaking bills.
Macomb, Oakland residents impacted by summer flood can apply for one-time food assistance payment
Low-income residents of Macomb and Oakland counties who were impacted by flooding this past June and did not receive food assistance benefits during July 2021 can soon apply for federal Disaster Food Assistance Program benefits, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's office announced Tuesday.
Major Disaster Declaration expanded to include Macomb and Oakland counties after record flooding
On Saturday, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency has granted her request to expand the Major Disaster Declaration to include households in Macomb and Oakland counties following heavy rainfall and flooding across southeast Michigan in late June. FEMA’s agreement to expand the disaster declaration follows a letter Whitmer sent to FEMA appealing a previous denial of assistance to the areas.
Concerns mounting as SE Michigan remains under flood watch Tuesday night
A flood watch has been issued for 11 southeastern Michigan counties from Tuesday afternoon through Thursday morning. Those counties include Genesee, Lapeer, Lenawee, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, Sanilac, St. Clair, Washtenaw and Wayne.
Great Lakes Water Authority identifies issue at SE Detroit pump station ahead of flood threat
With several inches of rain expected to fall across Metro Detroit over the next few days, the Great Lakes Water Authority is warning residents to remain alert and be prepared for potential flooding -- especially after an issue was discovered at a local pump station.