FEMA downgrades western UP damage claims
June 15, 2023
By P.J. GLISSON
In the wake of two spring snowstorms and a seasonal snow count unmet since the turn of the century, six counties in the western Upper Peninsula calculated more than $30 million in combined damages from rising waters that occurred from quickly melting snow.
However, recent visitors from the Federal Emergency Management Agency concluded that — by their formulas — the damage actually amounted to little more than $8 million.
The possible result is that the region then will not meet the $17.8 million threshold in damages that is required to qualify fo...