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.