Whitmer declares emergency for Lake County after flooding

An aerial view of flooding on July 22, 2019 in Baldwin, Mich.

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has declared a state of emergency for Lake County, which is grappling with the effects of heavy rainfall and flooding from a storm more than a week ago.

Whitmer’s declaration Monday makes available state resources to help the county in northern Michigan — such as personnel, supplies and equipment.

The county formally requested the declaration on Friday.

Whitmer says the state police’s emergency management division is authorized to coordinate state efforts above and beyond what is already has been doing in conjunction with local agencies. The rain and flooding damaged infrastructure and private property.

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  • Rj

    This is the only thing she has done in 8 months except for trying to raise gas taxes $0.75 a gallon. She is going to take the the top spot for the worst governor away from Jennifer.

  • C

    What’s the difference between this and the request made by the city of Portland in Ionia County earlier this year? More Democrat residents?

    • VB

      Not many democrats up in the north with the exception of TC. I believe the reason the governor is giving our county funding is because the yuppies vacation up here.

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