Bipartisan Support of Request for “Disaster” Designation

    Great Lakes Radio News Update
    Michigan’s Senior U.S. Senator, Carl Levin

    MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Senators Carl Levin (D-Mich) and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich) are supporting Governor Rick Snyder’s request of President Obama to approve a disaster designation for 16 Michigan counties affected by spring floods.

    The Senators submitted a letter of support of the request which is the first step in getting enhanced federal aid to those affected.

    U.P. counties in the request are Baraga, Gogebic, Houghton, Keweenaw, Marquette and Ontonagon.

    Great Lakes Radio News Update
    U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow and Great Lakes Radio News Director Walt Lindala

    The Senators say the State of Michigan, along with FEMA, estimate that repairs to damaged public infrastructure could cost approximately $18.5 million.

    They are joining with Governor Snyder in urging President Obama to make the disaster declaration and provide the requested assistance, so that Michigan communities can rebuild.

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