After significant flooding in Michigan last week, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) was activated and—with the full force of the federal government—continues to support response efforts to disaster conditions in east-central parts of the state.
On May 21st, President Trump approved an Emergency Declaration for the state of Michigan, which authorizes FEMA to provide resources necessary to alleviate the impacts of the emergency.
“FEMA staff have already been embedded in the state’s operations for more than two months supporting COVID-19 response efforts,” said FEMA Region 5 Administrator James K. Joseph. “We’re prepared now to do what it takes to further assist the state in their response to the devastating floods impacting individuals and communities throughout central Michigan.”
Immediately following the President’s declaration, FEMA Administrator Joseph traveled to the state to meet with Governor Whitmer, state emergency management leadership, and elected officials to view the damage and ensure a closely coordinated, federally supported, and state managed response and recovery operation to the flood disaster area.