Bergman offers assistance to Houghton County

HOUGHTON, Mich. (WLUC) – Governor Rick Snyder officially declared a state of disaster for Houghton and Menominee Counties Monday, June 18. The declaration comes during beginning cleanup of widespread flood damage in both counties. The declaration gives state and federal government room to step in and assist.

State Representative Scott Dianda arrived in the area Sunday, June 17.

“I really appreciate everybody out there trying to help and assist in the cleanup. Also, please go and check on your neighbors. We’ve got a lot of senior citizens, a lot of veterans that are out there. Just check on them. Make sure they’ve got food, water and they’ve got access to healthcare,” said Dianda.

U.S. Representative Jack Bergman arrived in Houghton Monday afternoon, June 18 to assess local damage.

“The priorities are number one: keep the people safe, number two: keep the people informed, number three: get all the agencies that are involved coordinated in their efforts to make sure everybody knows who has responsibility for what,” said U.S. Congressmen Jack Bergman.

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By Mariah Powell

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