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Michigan governor seeks federal disaster declaration, funding to help in flooding recovery


LANSING, Michigan — Michigan is seeking a help from Washington for residents and businesses affected by last month's severe flooding.

A request for a major disaster declaration and federal aid was made Wednesday to President Barack Obama by Gov. Rick Snyder after a two-week damage assessment.

Assistance can include grants for temporary home repairs and low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses.

Snyder 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.

Assessments were completed Sept. 9.

Snyder said the state is "looking for every available resource to help" with the recovery.

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