A Michigan request for major disaster assistance following heavy flooding that occurred last month in Genesee County has been denied.

According to WNEM, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) notified Governor Snyder's office of the decision in a letter. The denial letter from FEMA Director Craig Fugate says based on their review, the flooding was not of "such severity and magnitude" that the state, local governments and other agencies wouldn't be able to handle it. The decision could however be appealed.

More then five inches of rain fell in the area beginning May 3.