LANSING, Mich.—Timothy Hillock is one of the many people that suffered damages to his home after the severe tornadoes that occurred across the state on Aug. 24–26. A tree was blown over during the storm and fell on Hillock’s roof, destroying his home. On Sept. 19, FEMA and the Michigan State Police assessed the damages following the tornadoes. The assessments are crucial, as they will determine whether or not damages can be paid for by the federal government. Public information officer for the Michigan State Police Lauren Thompson, is one of the people reviewing the damages. She advised residents to expect FEMA teams to visit the homes of people who have suffered damages.