Eastpointe residents begin to receive help from FEMA

Overnight, storms caused floods, damaging the homes of residents in EastPointe and elsewhere. Federal Emergency Management Agency representatives will be at Eastpointe City Hall October 18-27 to assist Macomb County residents with applications for federal relief. 

As the rainfall persisted last summer, Macomb County residents experienced home property damage without a chance for recovery or proper assistance. Courtesy of Nicole Hester/MLIVE.com

Residents in Washtenaw and Wayne County could apply for federal assistance during the summer after the damage, but residents in Macomb and Oakland counties could not, until recently. After previous denials, FEMA granted Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s request to extend federal assurance to Macomb and Oakland County residents. 

The flooding led to extreme damage to residents’ properties all over Michigan. “The flood caused some damage to my home,” said Kyle McCullum, a resident of Eastpointe.

Small businesses expand while helping others during COVID-19

Legendary Music & Visuals logo. Courtesy of Carlton Williams

Legendary Music & Visuals, a black-owned small business in Detroit, did not allow the pandemic to stop their new business venture. Owner Carlton Williams found ways to expand and still give back to his community. “I started by making speakers for people,” said Williams. “That passion came from music.” The early era of hip-hop inspired the creation of the LMV headphones. Williams is developing new earbuds set to launch in 2022.

Macomb County Employees asked about COVID-19 vaccination requirements

Bridgewater Interiors, a manufacturing company in Macomb County could potentially be one of the businesses affected by President Biden’s new federal vaccine mandate.   On September 9, Biden imposed new vaccine rules on federal employers, large companies, and health care staff.   The new vaccine could apply to 100 million Americans, covering a large number of […]