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Warren, Wayne County make emergency declarations

August 12, 2014
Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) — Officials in Wayne County and the city of Warren in Macomb County have declared state of emergencies after heavy rain left streets, expressways and basements flooded.

Executive Robert Ficano on Tuesday asked Gov. Rick Snyder to push for federal resources for Wayne and the 43 communities in the county. Detroit is the largest city in Wayne County.

Ficano says a state of emergency declaration by Michigan allows a variety of resources to potentially be made available including support from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Warren Mayor James Fouts also made the declaration Tuesday. Fouts says he spoke with Snyder and requested state help.

Rainfall peaked in suburban Detroit at 6.25 inches Monday. About 4.5 inches fell at Detroit Metropolitan Airport in Romulus, while 5.2 inches fell in Warren.



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