State of Disaster Declared for Communities Affected by February Floods
A State of Disaster has been declared for the 17 counties that were affected by flooding last month.
Governor Snyder announced the declaration on Monday.
The affected communities completed their damage assessments, allowing the governor to declare the emergency and open the Disaster and Emergency Contingency Fund to the local governments.
Between February 19 and the 21st 17 counties and two cities were flooded after heavy rainfall and the melting snow.
The affected areas included Clare, Mecosta, Ogemaw, and Oscoda counties.
The declaration of a state of disaster, makes state resources available in cooperation with local response and recovery efforts in the disaster area.
Local governments in the declared counties can apply for grants to be reimbursed for the response costs.