IONIA, Mich. (WOOD) — Officials from Ionia and Newaygo counties have declared a local state of emergency due to severe flooding throughout the areas.
The state of emergency in Ionia County started around 10:10 a.m. Thursday, which notifies state officials the county is experiencing an incident that is taxing the county’s resources.
Newaygo County began its local state of emergency on Wednesday.
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Ionia County is currently handling the flooding with local resources and hasn’t requested additional assistance at this point.
On Wednesday, Newaygo County, Lansing and Lansing Township also declared a local state of emergency.