Detroit Evening Report: March 22, 2022: Detroit receiving more than $57 million for flood assistance

Cleanup efforts after a severe flooding incident in Detroit.

The deadline to apply for disaster assistance in connection to the severe storms and flooding in August 2023 is on Wednesday, May 8, 2024.


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The federal government is giving Detroit more than $57 million for flood recovery and prevention. U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Martha Fudge announced the grant today.  The Community Development Block Grant funds will be used to make the city more resilient to climate change.  Detroit suffered millions of dollars in damage during heavy rains and flooding last June. Freeways were closed and thousands of residents had to deal with water in their basements. Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan says his administration is working on flood prevention plans.

Other headlines for March 21, 2022:

  • Grant to help Detroit schools improve opportunities for students to learn
  • Republican lawmakers delay implementation of new absentee ballot rules
  • General Motors is recalling over 740,000 SUVs in the U.S. because of headlight problems
  • Possible brake fluid leakage prompts Ford recall of 215,000 pickups and SUVs in the U.S., Canada
  • Highland Park has a new fire engine

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  • Jerome Vaughn
    Jerome Vaughn is News Director at 101.9 WDET. His interest in news reporting began when he was five years old, after his mom bought him a yellow Panasonic ball and chain radio.