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FEMA extends deadline for Michigan residents seeking assistance after summer storms, flooding

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DETROIT — Federal officials have granted Gov. Rick Snyder's request for an extension for Michigan residents seeking assistance after summer flooding.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has added 20 more days to the application period. The new registration deadline is Dec. 14.

Snyder announced the extension Monday in Detroit.

He declared a state of disaster for Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties after the Aug. 11 storms. Some areas received more than 6 inches of rain which flooded basements, streets and freeways. Damage and cleanup costs have been estimated in the hundreds of millions of dollars.

PHOTO: In this Sept. 10, 2014 photo, Donan Senior Forensic Engineer Casey McKinley P.E.  checks the structure in the basement of Theresa Chiang, in Clinton Township, Mich. The home flooded after the Aug. 11, 2014, rainstorm that damaged many homes throughout metro Detroit. Federal officials have granted Gov. Rick Snyder's request for an extension for Michigan residents seeking assistance after summer flooding. (AP Photo/Detroit Free Press, Ryan Garza) DETROIT NEWS OUT;  NO SALES
In this Sept. 10, 2014 photo, Donan Senior Forensic Engineer Casey McKinley P.E. checks the structure in the basement of Theresa Chiang, in Clinton Township, Mich. The home flooded after the Aug. 11, 2014, rainstorm that damaged many homes throughout metro Detroit. Federal officials have granted Gov. Rick Snyder's request for an extension for Michigan residents seeking assistance after summer flooding. (AP Photo/Detroit Free Press, Ryan Garza) DETROIT NEWS OUT; NO SALES

More than 115,000 residents have already registered for help. FEMA has approved more than $119 million in individual assistance.

Snyder says some people could receive help with temporary housing, repairs or low-cost loans.


Online:

http://www.disasterassistance.gov

http://www.fema.gov/disaster/4195

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