Michigan, FEMA Officials to Meet on Disaster Aid

July 17, 2008

Michigan Governor, Jennifer Granholm says she’ll meet with federal officials to plan for disaster aid President Bush has approved to aid recovery from June storms.

She and Federal Emergency Management Agency officials will coordinate aid for Allegan, Barry, Eaton, Ingham, Lake, Manistee, Mason, Missaukee, Osceola, Ottawa and Wexford counties.

The Lower Peninsula counties were hit by severe weather that killed at least eight people and blacked out more than 730,000 homes and businesses June 6-13.

Granholm’s office said aid can cover “repair, restoration, reconstruction, or replacement” of public facilities damaged or destroyed in the storms.

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