Obama declares flooding disaster for Michigan counties

6:32 am
Wed June 19, 2013

Obama declares flooding disaster for Michigan counties

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Allegan and Barry Counties among those hit hard by spring flooding
Washington - President Barack Obama issued a disaster declaration Tuesday for Michigan that will free up federal aid for 16 Michigan counties ravaged by spring flooding. Gov. Rick Snyder declared a state of disaster May 7 after damage to public infrastructure ran into the millions.