Gov. Whitmer seeks presidential disaster declaration to help Michigan businesses, residents impacted by flooding
On Tuesday, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer requested that President Joe Biden declare a major disaster for the state of Michigan as a result of the heavy rainfall and flooding that occurred in late June.
Michigan family reunited with cat lost during devastating Midland floods
MIDLAND COUNTY, Mich. – It’s been eight months since the devastating floods in Midland County. “She did find us for a reason, I believe,” Ashley Flood said. “And so, we actually, we definitely played our part, I think.”On a cold snowy winter day, The Flood family heard a cat outside meowing for hours. “It seemed well fed and its coat was rather clean,” Ashley Flood said. They took the cat to the Humane Society of Midland County and found out the cat was micochipped.
Sanford Lake residents optimistic things will return to normal
LANSING, Mich. – Labor Day Weekend on Sanford Lake is typically filled with boats and people having fun on the water. After May’s dam failures emptied the lake, many residents are left wondering how long it’ll take to come back. Residents are still hopeful things will return to normal. The state ordered Boyce Hydro -- the owners of the dams -- to make emergency repairs Tuesday, but since the company filed for bankruptcy, the state will likely be forced to foot the bill. Edenville faces Labor Day weekend without their beloved Wixom LakeYou can watch Tim Pamplin’s full stories above in the video players above.
Federal disaster declaration to aid Midland County flood response approved
Gretchen Whitmer announced Thursday afternoon President Donald Trump declared a major disaster area for mid-Michigan counties affected by widespread and severe flooding and dam failures in May. “Seeing the people and businesses of these communities pull together to help one another after this 500-year flooding event continues to inspire me,” Whitmer said. She later expanded her declaration to include Iosco County. Persistent steady rain resulted in excessive two-day rainfall totals reaching record levels at some locations. MORE: ‘Looked like Niagra Falls’ -- Dam that created Wixom Lake gives way, flooding mid-Michigan communitiesMultiple residents impacted by the flood have taken part of two federal class-action lawsuits filed against the dam owners.
Michigan governor requests federal disaster declaration to aid Midland County flood response
Gretchen Whitmer has formally requested a federal disaster declaration to open aid to assist in responding to historic flooding in Midland County. “Over the past two days, a major rainfall event in mid-Michigan led to the failure of two dams and severe flooding in affected areas. Thousands of people were forced to evacuate as water surged into their streets, homes, and businesses in the county of Midland,” said Gov. The governor then called on President Trump to declare an emergency for Midland County on an expedited basis. More: Tittibiwassee River crests at 35 feet, could still be days before waters recedeOn May 19, Governor Whitmer declared a State of Emergency in Midland County.
President Trump signs federal emergency declaration to aid Midland County flood response
DETROIT President Trump has approved a request for federal aid in response to historic flooding in Midland County. Whitmer sent a letter to President Trump late Wednesday, requesting the declaration. Emergency protective measures, limited to direct Federal assistance, will be provided at 75 percent Federal funding. The governor then called on President Trump to declare an emergency for Midland County on an expedited basis. More: Tittibiwassee River crests at 35 feet, could still be days before waters recedeOn May 19, Governor Whitmer declared a State of Emergency in Midland County.