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FEMA tours flood ravaged areas in metro Detroit

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WARREN, Mich. (WJBK) - Gretchen Domino's home in Warren is a hazard -  the basement completely washed out and covered in mold.

A sticker from the city on her front window says the house might have be demolished and the signs in her front yard shout her frustration - where is the help?

"This is insane, you promise me this, you promise me that," she said. "You said you were going to get it this done, let's get it done. It's not just me - it's the whole entire community that they promised to help."

People like Coreena Dragoi, showing us the mold that's covering the walls of her home. That's how high the water was in this rental property - she lost everything.

The notice on the door says it's not fit for occupancy.

"I just want answers right now, I'm dealing with a lot - I just want answers," Dragoi said. "We're going to talk to some more of your neighbors."

That's what this joint preliminary damage assessment team is trying to help with, representatives from Michigan State Police, Homeland security, Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Small Business Administration visiting hardest hit neighborhoods in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties over the next few days.

"We understand that this has been devastating for people," said Sandy Jasmund. "But what we have to do is come in and take a look at all of the damages."

This is just another step in the process. The team will assess the damage refer the findings back to the state, which will then determine if the state will request a federal disaster declaration for each county.

This could mean individual assistance as well as public assistance for government agencies and infrastructure.

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