Lt. Gov. Calley Asks for Presidential Disaster Declaration After Upper Peninsula Flooding

Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley is now asking for a presidential disaster declaration to help those in the Upper Peninsula impacted by last month’s devastating flooding.

Parts of the western U.P. were hit last month by heavy rain fall, causing flooding that left behind severely damaged roads and homes in several counties.

A 12-year-old boy was also killed as a result of the flooding.

Now Calley is asking that President Donald Trump declare a major disaster for the state of Michigan to provide supplementary federal aid.

If it’s granted, Michigan could be provided with grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses and other programs to help people and businesses recover.

The request also includes help with costs taken on by state and local governments from damage to public facilities and infrastructure like roads and schools.