Ionia County in state of emergency for storm damage

Ionia County

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has declared a state of emergency for Ionia County for tornado damage.

She declared the state of emergency Thursday for Ionia County, her office said in a release. She also declared a state of emergency for Huron County and Washtenaw County for flooding.

At least six tornadoes touched down in Michigan during storms on June 26, including two in Ionia County. One was in Campbell Township and the other was in Odessa Township.

“The residents of these three counties have suffered significant hardship due to the recent severe weather,” Whitmer said in the release. “Adding the counties to the declaration commits available state resources to help the communities as they rebuild and recover.”   

Wayne County has been in a state of emergency since the storms on June 26 for flooding.

Whitmer also sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture seeking a disaster declarations affected by poor weather, including a freeze after warm days in the spring, drought, flooding and the recent storms. The declaration would make farmers in included counties able to access federal crop insurance.

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