The declaration unlocks federal funds to offset damages from flooding and tornados reported June 25 and 26.
The "most significant rainstorm" in decades flooded Wayne County in late June. Federal officials are in Detroit Thursday to assess the damage following a request by the governor.
Families eligible for the assistance will need help with home repairs necessary to fix unsafe conditions and restore essential services.
Detroiters are facing an uphill climb to clean up after over 5 inches of rain fell in just a few hours Friday night.
Homes, freeways, and everything in between got a bit of everything from the weekend weather. The severity of the storm has escalated into disaster declarations by the city of Detroit and Wayne County.
A Michigan man died Friday afternoon while at Jobbie Nooner on Lake St. Clair when the boat he was in started taking on water during a strong thunderstorm.
The deadlines for any households affected by a mid-Michigan dam collapse over the summer have until Nov. 18 and Nov. 30 to get the paperwork in for both of them.
Three of the Great Lakes and Lake St. Clair set a record high for water levels for May, a sign that extreme weather is continuing to set unprecedented numbers.
The state of Michigan is suing the owner of a mid-Michigan dam that ruptured after heavy rains, causing widespread flooding.
People in a Puerto Rico discovered a warehouse filled with water, cots and other unused emergency supplies, setting off a social media uproar as the area struggles to recover from a strong earthquake.
Newlyweds Lauren and Matthew Urey were among the 47 people on White Island when a volcano suddenly erupted on Monday.
Nancy Malone has traveled the globe through her Hands of Light In Action organization helping people get back on their feet after natural disasters like earthquakes.