Today Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced a State of Emergency Declaration for Huron and Ionia counties from severe tornado damage and Washtenaw County due to widespread flooding. By declaring a State of Emergency, the state of Michigan will make available all state resources in cooperation with local response and recovery efforts in the disaster area as outlined in the Michigan Emergency Management Plan.
The three counties declared a Local State of Emergency and were added to the Emergency Declaration following the completion of local damage assessments.
“The residents of these three counties have suffered significant hardship due to the recent severe weather,” said Governor Whitmer. “Adding the counties to the declaration commits available state resources to help the communities as they rebuild and recover.”