Governor meets victims of flooding

WARREN, Mich. (AP) – Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder toured flood-damage in metropolitan Detroit on Monday, meeting a woman who’s living in a tent in the front yard of her water-damaged home.

Coreena Dragoi, 46, said she moved into a tent after her water and mold made her house uninhabitable.

“Everything on the first floor is a disaster,” she told Snyder. He said she and her 19-year-old son, Jeremy Long, have had to keep scavengers away from the house.

Warren Mayor Jim Fouts accompanied Snyder and U.S. Rep. Sander Levin on the visit to the northern Detroit suburb. Fouts said it’s vital to get federal aid for his community, where about 18,000 homes sustained some type of flood damage in last week’s record-setting rainstorm.

“They’re putting up with all kinds of discomforts and indignities,” Fouts said.