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MSP Says to Use Caution When Driving in Flooded Areas

As the northern half of Michigan's lower peninsula experiences flooding due to heavy rainfall and snowmelt, the Michigan State Police Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division are reminding citizens to drive safely and adhere to all road closures due to flooded roads

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David McNew, Getty Images
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Michigan State Police Encourages Residents to Prepare for Flooding

As part of National Flood Safety Awareness Week, the Michigan State Police Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division is encouraging residents to prepare for possible flooding.

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Hugo90, Flickr
Hugo90, Flickr
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President Obama Approves Governor Snyder Request for Disaster Declaration for 16 Counties

On Tuesday, Governor Rick Snyder announced that President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster area for 16 counties across Michigan due to severe flooding that occurred in April and May.

In a statement, Governor Snyder said "the losses incurred by Michigan's communities have been severe due to the magnitude of the regional flooding

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michiganseagrant, Flickr
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Snyder Seeks Presidential Disaster Declaration to Assist 16 Counties in Wake of Recent Flooding

Governor Snyder has requested President Obama to declare a major disaster for the state of Michigan as a result of severe flood damage that occurred in 16 counties from April 16 to May 14.

The affected counties include: Allegan, Barry, Baraga, Gogebic, Houghton, Ionia, Kent, Keweenaw, Marquette, Midland, Muskegon, Newaygo, Ontonagon, Osceola, Ottawa and Saginaw

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Massachusetts Dept. of Environmental Protection, Flickr
Massachusetts Dept. of Environmental Protection, Flickr
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GCHD Offers Tips for Safety After Flooding

With the recent rain and additional rain in the local forecast there is a potential for flooding in Genesee County. The Genesee County Health Department would like to remind residents to stay safe and healthy as we enter in to a new season that can bring storms and flooding

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courtesy MSP Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division
courtesy MSP Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division
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Disaster Funds Provided to Communities for Flood Recovery Efforts

Gov. Rick Snyder has committed state disaster contingency funds to Genesee County to further assist local jurisdictions in recovering from severe flooding that occurred on May 3 and 4, 2012. State disaster funds are being provided under the authority of the Governor’s state of emergency proclamation declared for Genesee County on May 11, making available all state resources to assist with local response efforts

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courtesy MSP Emergency Management/Homeland Security Division
courtesy MSP Emergency Management/Homeland Security Division
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Snyder Seeks SBA Assistance for Genesee County Flood Victims

Governor Snyder today requested a disaster declaration from the U.S. Small Business Administration that would clear the way for financial assistance to Genesee County residents and businesses affected by the severe storms and flooding that hit the state in early May

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courtesy Michigan State Police
courtesy Michigan State Police
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No Disaster Aid from FEMA for May Flooding in Genesee County

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" t

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courtesy MSP/EMHSD
courtesy MSP/EMHSD
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Gov. Snyder Requests Presidential Disaster For Genesee County Flooding

Governor Rick Snyder today requested President Barack Obama to declare a major disaster for the State of Michigan as a result of heavy rainfall and flood damage that occurred in Genesee County from May 3-5

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courtesy Sen. John Gleason
courtesy Sen. John Gleason
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Sen. Gleason, Local Officials to Hold Town Hall on Flood Insurance

State Senator John Gleason (D-Flushing) and other local officials will be hosting representatives from the Office of Financial and Insurance Regulation (OFIR) to provide information on flood insurance

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