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Oakland County Releases Damage Estimate from Flooding

Public Date: 8/15/2014 12:00 AM
Contact: Bill Mullan, Oakland County Media and Communications Officer
Phone Number: 248-858-1048

Pontiac, Michigan -- Oakland County’s preliminary damage estimate from Monday night’s historic rainfall that brought heavy flooding is $337 million. That number is only an estimate and could grow higher as more damage assessments come in. Residents who still need to report damage or request assistance should do so through their local city or township government.

“The damage estimate does not reflect the magnitude of the task that lies ahead for our residents to recover from Monday’s storm,” County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said. “We have opened up the channels to request state and federal assistance and continue to collect damage assessments from local governments.”

Oakland County Homeland Security Division began collecting damage assessments from city and township governments Monday night and continues to do so. There is a very high threshold to receive disaster aid from the state and/or federal government. It is unclear yet whether Oakland County and its impacted communities will reach that mark.

For media inquiries only, please contact Bill Mullan, Oakland County media and communications officer, at 248-858-1048.