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Governor Snyder Declares State Of Disaster In Grand Rapids, Ionia, And 19 Counties Due To Flooding

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Governor Rick Snyder has declared parts of West Michigan a state of disaster.

The declaration will help to ensure that all state resources will be available to those recovering from flooding.

FEMA has been asked to visit West Michigan to assess damages.  Their visit is the first step towards a possible federal declaration of disaster.

In a statement at michigan.gov Governor Snyder said:

“Our first responders and volunteer organizations must be commended for their tireless efforts to protect the public’s safety during this flooding.  This declaration makes available all the state resources that are needed to continue supporting local officials in their ongoing work to keep the public safe as the recovery efforts begin,” Snyder said. “We will be exploring all possible avenues for assistance to help affected residents and local governments recover from the severe flooding.”

Assessment teams will be visiting the hardest hit areas.  Residents and business owners in those areas are asked to help by preparing detailed information about the extent of the damages to their property.

Helpful information includes: which rooms were damaged, how deep the water got, and whether it’s covered by insurance.  Exactly which areas will be visited has not yet been announced.

Read the full statement about Tuesday’s declaration of a state of disaster.

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