Along with two cities — Grand Rapids and Ionia, 19 counties are included,
WWJ Newsradio 950 tech editor Matt Roush speaks with Yan Ness of Ann Arbor’s Online Tech Inc. about how disasters like Hurricane Sandy drive interest in disaster recovery services like his company’s data centers.
Farmers in four western Upper Peninsula counties are expected to be eligible for low-interest loans due to heat and drought-related crop damage and losses.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated 45 counties in Michigan as natural disaster areas for three separate sets of disaster conditions last year.
While exposed spent fuel rods at the failing nuclear reactors in Japan pose new threats, the worst-case scenario would still be unlikely to expose the public to catastrophic amounts of radiation, says a University of Michigan nuclear engineering professor who is an expert on this particular kind of reactor.
Highland Park Mayor Hubert Yopp is asking Governor Jennifer Granholm to declare the city of Highland Park a disaster area.
The head of the Detroit firefighters union is refuting claims that Tuesday’s fires were a natural disaster and instead says the fires were a disaster “waiting to happen.”