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Help Is Just A Phone Call Away

The rally of the community has been so great that there appears to be more volunteers than there are projects. It’s both a testament to the spirit of community in the area as well as the residents’ resilience in taking care of themselves. Houghton County Administrator Eric Forsberg is asking …

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Storm Recovery Press Conference – Full Audio

Houghton County officials were joined by emergency coordinators from across the region, legislators, law enforcement and first responder leaders at a press conference this morning to provide an update on recovery efforts from Sunday’s storm. The press conference was broadcast live on 97.7 The Wolf. Hear the entire press conference …

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Update On Houghton County Recovery Effort

County and state officials are working together to restore the Copper Country after devastating flash floods over the weekend. A press conference was held at the Houghton County Courthouse Tuesday to update the public on the recovery and relief effort. Emergency Services Coordinator Chris Van Arsdale said the 7 ½ …

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Child Pulled From Basement Dies

The 12-year-old boy from Houghton County who was trapped Sunday morning when a mudslide struck his home has died. Thatcher Markham of Houghton was sleeping in a basement bedroom around 5:00am when the storm hit and produced sudden flash flooding. Thatcher’s father, Rodney Markham, was able to dig his son …

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Community Comes Together For Cleanup

As communities across Houghton County begin cleanup efforts, government officials are putting the pieces in place to move forward after the weekend’s storm, and many community members have stepped up to the plate and asked “what can I do to help?” “We’ve had mass devastation in our communities. We’re assessing …

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UPPCO Addressing Power Outages Related To Storm

Marquette – Upper Peninsula Power Company (UPPCO) crews responded to the devastating aftermath of the intense storms that passed through the Upper Peninsula early Sunday morning. “Our crews worked throughout the day and into the night to address unsafe conditions and restore service to our customers,” said Brett French, Vice-President …

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