Gov. Whitmer declares state of emergency for Newaygo County


Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has declared a state of emergency for Newaygo County after heavy rains and melting snow caused flooding.

The declaration announced yesterday makes available all state resources in cooperation with local efforts.

A local disaster declaration was issued last week in Newaygo County, where the White River and Muskegon River receded this week after overflowing their banks following heavy rain.

More than 130 homes and businesses were damaged, WZZM TV reports.

The American Red Cross is helping, according to WWMT TV.

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