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Governor Snyder Declares State of Disaster in 19 Counties

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - Governor Rick Snyder declared a state of disaster for 19 counties and two cities across Michigan. It comes in response to the massive flooding that occured throughout April.

The call was made to ensure all resources were available following the Michigan Emergency Managament Plan.

Grand Rapids and Ionia were the two cities, along with the following counties:

  • Baraga
  • Barry
  • Benzie
  • Genesee
  • Gogebic
  • Gratiot
  • Houghton
  • Ionia
  • Kent
  • Keweenaw
  • Marquette
  • Mecosta
  • Midland
  • Muskegon
  • Newaygo
  • Ontonagon
  • Osceola
  • Ottawa
  • Saginaw

The governor has asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to join state and local officials later this week to assess the extent of damage to homes, businesses, public facilities and infrastructure. The Preliminary Damage Assessment (PDA) process is the initial step to assist state officials in determining whether a federal declaration should be requested.

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