Governor Snyder declares state of disaster after flooding
LANSING — Disaster declarations have been made for 17 Michigan counties and two cities hit hard by recent flooding from heavy rain and melting snow.
Governor Rick Snyder's office said yesterday’s declarations make state resources available to those areas, including grants of up to $100,000 for reimbursement of local response costs to the Feb. 19-21 flooding.
The state police Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division is coordinating damage recovery efforts and working with local emergency management agencies in the areas affected by the flooding.
Declarations were made for Grand Rapids and Lansing.
Disaster declarations were also made for Allegan, Arenac, Barry, Berrien, Cass, Clare, Eaton, Ingham, Ionia, Kalamazoo, Kent, Mecosta, Newaygo, Ogemaw, Oscoda, Ottawa and St. Joseph counties.