Governor works to get help for flood victims

6.18.14:  Governor Snyder seeks financial assistance for flood victims


Governor Rick Snyder requested a physical disaster declaration for Newaygo and Osceola counties from the U.S. Small Business Administration that would pave the way for financial assistance for western Michigan residents and business owners impacted by severe storms and flooding.


If approved, the SBA disaster assistance program will make low-interest loans available to eligible residents and businesses affected by the severe storms and flooding that occurred in April.  In addition to Newaygo and Osceola counties, the declaration would cover the neighboring counties of Clare, Kent, Lake, Mecosta, Missaukee, Montcalm, Muskegon, Oceana and Wexford.


Gov. Snyder says the communities are continuing to recover from the severe storms and flooding that impacted the state this spring and they are hoping that the Small Business Administration will honor the request and make low-interest loans available to residents and business owners as they work to rebuild.