- Associated Press - Thursday, August 14, 2014

DETROIT (AP) - An assessment of flood damage from this week’s rainstorm will be performed over the next five to seven days by Detroit’s Department of Homeland Security.

The city’s police department said Thursday that the assessment is a step in determining if federal assistance will be available for Detroit residents and businesses.

Basements, freeways and streets flooded Monday after 5 inches of rain fell on Detroit. Other parts of southeastern Michigan received as much as 6.2 inches.

Gov. Rick Snyder issued a disaster declaration for Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. That lets Michigan seek federal help and frees up state resources for communities hard hit by flooding.

Detroit police say that at this time “there is no indication that federal funding will be made available to assist with flood damage to basements.”

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