Detroit Today

FEMA Is In Town To Assess Metro Detroit's Flood Damage

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is assessing flood damage in metro Detroit. Laura Weber Davis and Saeed Khan speak with Lt. Mike Shaw, public information officer, Michigan State Police and Mayor of Ferndale Dave Coulter (also a former Oakland County Commissioner).

WDET's Quinn Klinefelter also spoke with FEMA officials getting advice on obtaining insurance and limiting health risks from the flooding that hit Metro Detroit recently.

You can listen to that story here. “A lot of what we do at the local level gets funneled through the county,” says Coulter of aid for residents in his constituency.

“I think it’s our version of Katrina, this has been a catastrophic storm,” says Coulter. However, despite the flood damage, he says it’s unlikely that the area will receive assistance from FEMA. The community is still trying to find ways to finance repairs and help one another.