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Governor Whitmer declares State of Emergency for Mecosta County to help cover recovery costs following severe weather and flooding

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has declared a state of emergency for Mecosta County after severe weather and flooding last month.

Whitmer says this state of emergency declaration will ensure that those in Big Rapids receive the resources and support they need to recover and rebuild following severe weather and flooding.

Big Rapids City Manager Mark Gifford says they're appreciative.

We needed it desperately, last month we had a storm that gave us over four inches of rain in less than two hours and it just overwhelmed our city system and washed out roads, city parks and bridges.” Gifford said.

Gifford says they should receive $250,000 but the repair to the washed out road could reach $2.5 million dollars.

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