Oakland County flood damage pegged at $337 million

Aug 15, 2014

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) - Officials in Oakland County have estimated flood damage from Monday's rain storm at $337 million, but warn the amount could increase as more assessments are received.

Communities in Oakland, Macomb and Wayne counties are trying to determine how much the final costs will be after more than 6 inches of rain fell in some areas.

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson says Friday that "the damage estimate does not reflect the magnitude of the task that lies ahead" for residents.

Gov. Rick Snyder has issued a disaster declaration for Wayne, Oakland and Macomb. That lets Michigan seek federal help and frees up state resources for communities hard hit by flooding.

The Oakland Press in Pontiac reports Friday that Mayor Dane Slater has declared a state of emergency in Troy.