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Macomb County sets up emergency management program for flood victims

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MACOMB COUNTY, Mich. (WJBK) -  The storm came, the damage is done and now you need help.  But where do you turn?

"I lost a pool table, TVs, all my Christmas stuff, everything I have," said Lori Scott-Richardson of Warren.

Residents impacted by this week's storm should contact their county's emergency management program.

It's the first step residents should take to help the state qualify for assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA.

"It all depends on those numbers that we're looking at,: said Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel.  "People need to report the damage they had at their businesses or homes."

In response to the storm, Macomb County set up a call center  and  volunteers are on site ready to assist county residents. There is also a website.

"Residents are calling in trying to find out what they are supposed to do," said volunteer  Kara Marsh. "Some don't have clothes anymore, they don't have food. They are looking for some help."

Once the local damage assessment is collected, officials say there is no guarantee of federal assistance.

"We really don't know, we can't make any promises," Hackel said. "We just know the most important issue is getting people to report the damage that has been done to their businesses or homes as soon as possible."

That's why officials encourage residents to report any and all damages. In fact no damage is too small

"Any damage that can be attributed to the storm, no matter what it might be," Hackel said. "Their driveway, or  infrastructure issues with their homes or places of business they need to  report that."

Click here for more information or go to macombcountymi.gov


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