LANSING. Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has declared a state of emergency for three suburban Detroit cities after they requested state aid for damage caused by severe thunderstorms and high winds on July 7.
Whitmer issued the declaration Monday, Aug. 2, for the cities of Farmington, Farmington Hills, and Southfield.READ MORE: Michigan Matters: Helping Young Folks & Cancer Patients
With it, Whitmer has made available all state resources in cooperation with local response and recovery efforts. The declaration authorizes the Michigan State Police, Emergency Management, and Homeland Security Division to coordinate state efforts above and beyond what it has provided in conjunction with local agencies.READ MORE: Meet These Two Bear Cubs Who Have Become Inseparable At The Detroit Zoo
An intense line of thunderstorms with high winds struck the southwest area of Oakland County and traveled through southern Macomb County. The cities of Farmington, Farmington Hills, and Southfield sustained flooding and a large number of downed trees and electrical lines across homes, businesses, and roadways, resulting in power outages, blocked roadways, and damage to public and private property and infrastructure, Whitmer’s office said.MORE NEWS: Delta Wants Other Airlines To Share ‘No-Fly’ Lists To Help Stop Unruly Passengers
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