Photo Release: Dingell Visits Communities Devastated by Recent Floods
Washington, July 1, 2021
DEARBORN, MI – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell visited communities in Michigan’s 12th Congressional District impacted by devastating flooding from recent storms to assess damage and speak with affected residents.
Photos from her visit are available here.
“People across Southeast Michigan have been devastated by severe floods this week, and as elected leaders, we need to hear their concerns and take action,” said Rep. Dingell. “Basements are flooded, family photos are ruined, carpets are soaked, and the power is still out for many. Families are hurting right now, and I wanted to talk to them directly today so they know we are doing everything we can to coordinate with government at all levels to get essential resources to our communities as quickly as possible.”
Dingell continues to urge those affected by the floods to document, take photos, estimate costs, and report damages to their local authorities. Contact information for local authorities can be found here on the Congresswoman’s website. Damage must be reported to local authorities in order for the state to request disaster funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Dingell has urged President Biden to provide immediate FEMA assistance to impacted communities across Southeast Michigan. She has also called on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to immediately begin a study to determine vulnerabilities in infrastructure and provide resiliency recommendations to Congress and local communities.