federal disaster relief Snyder Appeals Obama Denial Of Flint Disaster Declaration, As House Approves $28-Million By Jake Neher • Jan 20, 2016 MPRN (MPRN-Lansing) Gov. Rick Snyder is asking the Obama Administration to change its mind and declare a major disaster in Flint. White House Declares Emergency in Flint By Gordon Evans • Jan 17, 2016 "President Barack Obama has declared that an emergency exists in Michigan, the White House said Saturday, but he denied Gov. Rick Snyder’s request to also declare a major disaster in Flint." (Detroit News) White House Approves Disaster Relief for Detroit Area By Gordon Evans • Sep 26, 2014 President Obama's declaration will free up federal funds for relief from storms in August Snyder Requests Presidential Disaster Declaration for Detroit Area Flooding By Gordon Evans • Sep 18, 2014 Letter says flooding cased $1.1-Billion in damages Federal Emergency Relief Funds Approved for Michigan Flooding By Gordon Evans • Aug 21, 2014 WMUK The U.S. Transportation Department has approved $750,000 in emergency relief for flooding in Southeast Michigan.