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Whitmer: $10 Million In Emergency Relief To Help Residents Impacted By June Flooding

(CBS DETROIT) - On Thursday, July 29, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced a plan to use $10 million in state general funds to help support households impacted by the extreme flooding on June 25 and 26.

Trash is shown on a street in Grosse Point Farms, Mich., Sunday, June 27, 2021. Residents in the Detroit area were cleaning up Sunday after flooding in the area overloaded sewer systems, damaged homes and knocked out power for thousands. (AP Photo/Ed White)

The funds will be distributed to the City of Detroit, and Wayne, and Washtenaw counties to help residents not eligible for federal assistance.

"Recognizing the hardships the flooding has placed on individuals and families that sustained damage to their homes and loss of personal property, we are working with Wayne and Washtenaw counties and the City of Detroit to ensure this funding is available to help residents as they recover from this disaster," said Whitmer. "I appreciate the partnership with the counties and City of Detroit in putting together these programs to help get residents back on their feet."

The funds are a part of a supplemental funding bill that Whitmer signed on July 26, to be used to assist areas of Michigan that were impacted by weather-related events that happened in June.

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