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MI - Saginaw County Hires Case Manager to Help 600 Homeowners Affected by Flooding

SAGINAW, MI - Saginaw County now has a case manager to help residents apply for disaster relief aid.

After President Donald Trump declared the May flooding that hit Saginaw, Gladwin and Midland counties a major disaster, the Saginaw County Long-Term Disaster Recovery Group brought on a full-time case manager to help navigate local, state and federal aid opportunities.

The manager is funded through the Saginaw Community Foundation and will work with the more than 600 Saginaw County residents whose homes experienced total losses or damage during the flood, according to the disaster group. Flood victims must call 211 to be added to a local database that the case manager will use to contact residents.

The disaster group estimates that 13 Saginaw County homes were destroyed, nearly 150 sustained major damage, around 160 sustained minor damage and over 130 additional homes were affected by the flooding. The group found that home and businesses were particularly affected in the City of Saginaw, Thomas Township, James Township, Saginaw Township, Spaulding Township, Zilwaukee Township and Tittabawassee Township.

Mark Przybylski, Saginaw County emergency manager, stated that he is concerned residents are not aware they are eligible for Federal Emergency Management Agency aid and other sources of financial relief.

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