Senators Stabenow, Levin Support U.S. DOT Emergency Relief to Southeast Michigan

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Michigan U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin today welcomed the Department of Transportation's announcement of $750,000 in disaster funding that will assist in repairing and reconstructing highways and roads damaged in the wake of historical flooding in Southeast Michigan.

"Today's announcement is an important first step in helping Southeast Michigan rebuild from last week's serious flooding," said Stabenow. "Roads and bridges that were damaged in the floods are critical to Michigan's economy and the jobs that rely on trade, manufacturing, and commerce in our state. I will continue to work with the Administration and our Michigan delegation to make sure Michigan has all of the resources needed for businesses and families to recover from this disaster."

"Last week's flooding was devastating to homes, businesses, and infrastructure across Southeast Michigan, and communities have united in the effort to rebuild," Levin said. "This DOT funding will help the process of repairing the damage to our roads and highways, and we'll continue working with other agencies for additional assistance to help everyone get back on track."