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President Obama issues disaster declaration for parts of Michigan from August floods

Update: 9/26/14
President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration that will free up federal money for those hit hard by the August storms.
The disaster declaration applies to Macomb, Oakland and Wayne Counties.
The assistance will include grants for temporary housing, home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses and other programs that are designed to help individuals and business owners recover.
An official has also been named to oversee federal recovery operations in the affected areas.
Residents and business owners in the designated counties can begin applying for assistance immediately.  You can register online or by calling (800) 621-FEMA (3362). A special line has also been set up for hearing and speech impaired people at (800) 462-7585.
The toll-free telephone numbers will operate seven days a week from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Applications need to be submitted by November 24, 2014.

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Winter Spotter Training
Oakland County Homeland Security is hosting a National Weather Service (NWS) Winter Spotter Training class on Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 10:00 AM – Noon, at the Executive Office Building Conference Center, Bldg 41 West, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford MI 48328 
Every year, winter returns to Michigan and produces winter storms, blizzards, ice storms and periods of extremely cold temperatures and dangerous wind chills.  Extreme winter weather disrupts transportation, commerce, education and it can be life threatening.  The Winter Spotter Training class is free to anyone interested in learning more about winter weather and winter safety. Know what to look for, what type of information to report and tips on how to stay safe and protect yourself and others.  Help keep your community safe by providing timely and accurate reports to the National Weather Service and local public safety agencies. 
To register, call Oakland County Homeland Security Division at (248) 858-5300.

ICE - In Case of Emergency

Oakland County Homeland Security Division supports the "ICE" - In Case of Emergency Campaign.
Put "ICE" on your cell phone.  It could save your life.



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