Trump declares major disaster in Michigan amid pandemic

The declaration provides additional money to address the outbreak. The declaration provides additional money to address the outbreak. |  Photo: Pixabay

Updated: March 28, 2020 03:41 PM

President Donald Trump has approved a major disaster declaration for Michigan amid the coronavirus pandemic.


The declaration provides additional money to address the outbreak as a top health official warned that the situation in Detroit will worsen.

The President's action makes Federal funding available for Crisis Counseling for affected individuals in all areas in the State of Michigan.

The announcement by the White House follows a sometimes bitter back-and-forth between Trump and Governor Gretchen Whitmer.

Michigan's Democratic governor has criticized the Trump administration for being slow to respond to the pandemic.

Whitmer had sought funds to set up field hospitals and help provide food and housing to people affected by the virus.



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