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Plainfield Township up for flood grant from FEMA
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Plainfield Township up for flood grant from FEMA

PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich.—The federal government is ready to reimburse Plainfield Township for April’s costly flooding.

During its regular meeting November 4, the Plainfield Township Board is expected to approve a grant agreement with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) which will pay the township $2,359.50 for emergency service work and building inspections it made during the floods.

The April floods caused $10 million in damage in Kent County, damaging homes from Plainfield Township all the way to Lowell.  The flooding sparked new interested in a FEMA program Plainfield Township offers, which allows homeowners to sell their flood damaged properties to the township at 75 percent the market value. So far the township has purchased at least ten properties through the program, which began in 2008.

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