Loans available for Michigan businesses, others damaged by fall rain
LANSING, Mich. – Michigan small businesses, agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and private nonprofit organizations damaged by excessive rain Sept. 30 can apply for federal loans. The low-interest Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available in Alger, Cheboygan, Chippewa, Emmet, Luce, Mackinac and Schoolcraft counties, the U.S. Small Business Administration said. Loan amounts can be up to $2 million with 3% interest rates for small businesses and 2.75% for private nonprofit organizations of all sizes. AdUnder this declaration, the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program is available to eligible farm-related and nonfarm-related entities that suffered financial losses as a direct result of this disaster. Except for aquaculture enterprises, SBA cannot provide disaster loans to agricultural producers, farmers and ranchers, the agency said.
Here are the massive rain totals in SE Michigan on Aug. 28-29, 2020
DETROIT Record-setting rain deluged southeast Michigan this past Friday into Saturday, with most of it falling in a 24-hour period. Read back: Flooding damages homes, leaves cars stranded across Metro DetroitOfficially at Detroit Metro Airport (DTW), the 2.83 inches of the rain that fell on Friday set a single day rainfall record for that date, shattering the old record of 2.38 inches set in 1932. Want to know how much rain fell near your neighborhood? Here is the list of totals as reported to the National Weather Service. The winner (or, really, the loser) was Owosso -- take a look at how much it received!
Metro Detroit weather:
Muggy highs in the mid 80s (29 to 30 degrees Celsius) with a very light wind from the south. Highs near 80 degrees (27 degrees Celsius). Highs near 80 degrees (27 degrees Celsius). The Heat ReturnsAnd So Will The HumidityMostly sunny on Friday, with highs back into the mid 80s (30 degrees Celsius). Shower and thunderstorms chances are still with us Saturday night, with lows in the upper 60s (20 degrees Celsius).
Metro Detroit under flood watch this weekend
DETROIT – A flood watch has been issued for Metro Detroit this weekend. The watch goes into effect late Friday night and is expected to stay in effect through late Saturday night. The following counties are under the flood watch:Genesee CountyLapeer CountyLenawee CountyLivingston CountyMacomb CountyMonroe CountyOakland CountySt. Clair CountyWasthenaw CountyWayne CountySt. Clair and Sanilac counties also are under a lakeshore flood watch Saturday. Updated weather forecast from the Local 4Casters:FRIDAY: Rain early especially South Zone, then rain coming and going all day. SATURDAY: Heavy, flooding rains possible with isolated thundershowers mixed in mainly during the early and mid morning hours around Metro Detroit.