- Associated Press - Monday, December 1, 2014

DETROIT (AP) - Officials say more than 122,000 southeastern Michigan residents have registered to receive nearly $216 million in federal disaster relief funds and loans following August’s flooding.

The Detroit News reports (https://bit.ly/11IycFg ) an update on the funding was released Monday by the Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

FEMA has approved $131 million in grants, while the U.S. Small Business Administration has approved $84.9 million in low-interest loans.

Those applying for FEMA assistance have until Dec. 14 to register. Those applying for SBA assistance have until Dec. 15 to register.

Some areas received more than 6 inches of rain that flooded basements, streets and freeways. Damage and cleanup costs have been estimated in the hundreds of millions of dollars.

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Information from: The Detroit News, https://detnews.com/


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