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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Governor Rick Snyder compares flooding of a Lake House to S.E. MI Residents Impacted by Tuesday Storms

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Abandoned cars are completely under water on I-696.
As exclusively reported on IUNT December 30, 2013 or four days after Christmas, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder (R) was tardy in response to Mid-Michigan residents last Winter experiencing severe power outages during an massive ice storm.

It would appear Gov. Snyder, vying for re-election on November 4, has yet to change an overall dismissive response to Michigan residents in midst of temporary crisis.

This time the residents are in S.E. Michigan. Detroit, Warren, Michigan and other surrounding communities adjacent to the heavily traveled expressways of I-75 and I-696 continue to dig out from massive rain storms flooding streets, basements and businesses.

The Mayor of Warren, Michigan, Jim Fouts (R)  called for the Michigan National Guard Assistance to help a city he described was experiencing mass "infrastructure damage" on Tuesday evening.

At the minimum, I’m going to request that the governor help us get some federal aid because literally, there are so many basements that are flooded, there’s so many cars that have been abandoned,” Mayor Fouts said to CBS Detroit Local. 
“It’s going to be a real challenge today. I think it’s absolutely important that [Gov. Rick Snyder] get involved with this because of the amount of people affected and the cost, both in terms of people and homes and cars and just the infrastructure damage.”
The website Crooks and Liars reported on Wednesday, August 13, Governor Snyder compared
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Michigan Governor Rick Snyder at Press Conference
on Wednesday, August 13, declaring State of
Emergency in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb Counties.
S.E. Michigan crisis from Tuesday massive floods, to water overflow in his lake house basement, when speaking to local radio station WJR 760.
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder said Wednesday in an interview with a Detroit radio station that he feels his constituents' pain as they try to recover from historic rainfall and flooding that wreaked havoc in the metro area. 
"I've been there myself," said Snyder, an Ann Arbor area resident. 
Snyder shared with WJR 760 AM radio host Frank Beckmann that his family residence had to deal with a leaky basement several times in the past due to weather.
And Snyder, nearing the end of his first term, added that his family's vacation home recently suffered roof damage due to high winds from a recent storm that knocked down trees.
"I've been through a lot of things like that, Frank," Snyder said. "We just recently had holes in our roof from storm damage to our lake house. 
"We have a vacation place and we had a limb come down on the roof and had water running through the whole place; those experiences are not (inaudible) once."
For Snyder behalf, the Governor did manage to declare a State of Emergency in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb Counties 24 hours after the storm, on Wednesday, August 13. 

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