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FEMA Finishing Assessment In Houghton County

(Houghton, MI) – Following are the latest updates regarding the flood recovery efforts in Houghton County as of Thursday afternoon. The FEMA and State assessment teams are wrapping up their work in Houghton County today and will be moving on to review flood damage sustained in Gogebic and Menominee Counties. …

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Flood Of Relief Coming For Local Residents

The Portage Health Foundation intends to flood the Keweenaw with money to help victims of the recent storm. Roughly $3.8 million will be distributed as part of their Flood With Love program, with funds collected through their Houghton County Flood Relief Fund and a direct investment from the foundation.  Over …

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Houghton Mayor Commends Flood Response Workers

Look no further than the last two weeks and you’ll see what Copper Country Strong means. Literally, thousands of people have come together to help out their neighbors, many of them suffering from effects of the storm as well. Donations and volunteers poured in from around the country and continue …

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Preparations Underway For Next Storm

Houghton County is bracing for another round of storms in the forecast. Local residents are understandably worried about the potential for flooding after the amount of damage done during the previous storm. Houghton City Manager Eric Waara says crews are working to clear culverts and open drainage systems. “We’re doing …

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12 Local Beaches Now Open To Swimming

Western U.P. Health Department has confirmed that surface water samples collected at many inland lakes and Lake Superior beaches are showing signs of improvement. Twelve recreation locations are now open to swimming: Bete Grise, Calumet Waterworks, Eagle Harbor, Eagle River, Fort Wilkins State Park, Lake Gogebic State Park, Lake Medora, …

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Hazardous Waste Collection Event In Houghton County

Houghton County Emergency Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event Friday, July 6, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Macdonald Street behind the Lake Linden Village Park There is no cost for Houghton County resident flooding victims.  Businesses, schools, institutions, commercial farmers and non-Houghton County residents are not eligible to participate. …

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