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The Federal Emergency Management Agency is launching four new disaster recovery centers in Michigan to help address requests for assistance related to the severe flooding in late June. We get the details from WEMU's Taylor Pinson.

Debbie Dingell
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy / flickr.com

Washtenaw and Wayne Counties were devastated by heavy rains and flooding during late June storms.  FEMA and the federal Small Business Administration are setting up camp in the area to help those in need. 12th District Congressional representative Debbie Dingell joined WEMU's David Fair to highlight the  available assistance while pushing for approval of the federal infrastructure bill. 

Washtenaw County

Washtenaw County continues to request additional funding from government agencies, like the Federal Emergency Management Agency, for local COVID-19 response. 

Washtenaw County

The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners says state and federal aid will be essential to continue offering COVID-19 response services.  

University of Michigan
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Climate change has brought more frequent incidents of heavy rains and flooding.  Old and poorly maintained infrastructure is at risk as water levels rise, and we saw that play out in Midland where two dams broke and forced evacuation of 11,000 people.  On "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair catches up with U of M professor of urban and regional planning Dr. Richard Norton.  Together they explore what to consider about the aging dams in Michigan and how proper development planning in the future can serve as a measure of flood prevention.  

Michigan Pushing For Federal Flood Assistance

Aug 18, 2014
Jake neher

Michigan congressional delegation to push FEMA for flood help