THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON DECLARES MAJOR DISASTER IN MICHIGAN
President Clinton today declared a major disaster exists in the State of Michigan and ordered Federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms and flooding beginning on June 21, 1996 through and including July 1, 1996.
The President's action makes Federal funding available to affected local governments in a six county area. The counties include Bay, Lapeer, Saginaw, Sanilac, St. Clair and Tuscola.
Federal funding is available to eligible local governments on a cost-sharing basis for the repair or replacement of public facilities damaged by the severe storms and flooding. Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures.
Federal Emergency Management Agency is continuing to conduct damage surveys and additional counties may be added after the assessments are completed.