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Lt. Governor Brian Calley speaks on FEMA assistance for central Michigan flood damage

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Devon Rademacher
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Lt. Gov Brian Calley speaks in Mount Pleasant at the Isabella County Disaster Recovery Center

Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley visited Isabella County Thursday to talk about recovery efforts for flooding that occurred in late June.

 

Eleven-million dollars in federal assistance has already been approved for families and businesses in Isabella, Midland, Gladwin and Bay counties.

 

 

 

Calley said FEMA’s disaster grants will help central Michigan recover from water damage.

 

“Now we have an opportunity to ensure that the citizens in the four counties affected, and also the Saginaw Chippewa tribe register for the individual disaster assistance that may be available to them.”

 

Susan Jensen is with FEMA.

 

“The type of assistance that’s available to homeowners who apply, and are eligible is rental assistance, if they need to move out of their home on a temporary basis, repair assistance is by far the bulk of the assistance that has been provided, as well as assistance for personal property, transportation, other items they may need or have had damaged.”

 

Officials say federal assistance does not count as income, and will not be taxed or affect Social Security or Medicaid.

 

The last day to register for federal assistance is October second.