UPDATE: Storm clean-up progressing well

UPDATE: Storm clean-up progressing well

UPDATE — Monday, June 1st, 2016 7:30 a.m. (EDT)

Repairs to Lake Road, Powers Road and Brace Road are ongoing with significant progress being made.

Residents in the affected areas are being checked on thoroughly by the Gogebic County Sheriff’s Department.

Efforts are being continued regarding Little Girls Point and Wakefield, but no new information has been released at this time.

UPDATE — 5:22 p.m. Friday, July 15, 2016 (EDT)

Gov. Snyder has declared a disaster and activated Michigan National Guard to assist with recovery efforts. All state resources are now available to help with the clean up.


GOGEBIC COUNTY — Officials in Gogebic County are continuing efforts to cleanup the area, four days after strong storms destroyed several buildings and roads.

Emergency responders continue to make contact with all residents in the Lake Road and Little Girls Point area.

The Gogebic County Road Commission is working on repairing damaged roads to get access to all residents.

Close to the Wisconsin border, the City of Wakefield is making progress on its cleanup efforts.

Gogebic County has requested the Governor’s Office for a State Declaration.

Despite the massive amount of damage done by the storms, including a tornado in Bessemer, no one was injured or killed.