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Michigan Tech Reopens, Recovery Underway In Wake Of Flash Floods

Assessment, cleanup and repairs are moving forward at Michigan Technological University in the aftermath of devastating flash floods in the western Upper Peninsula produced by torrential rains over the weekend. Classes resumed on campus Tuesday. The Administration Building, which took the brunt of flood waters, remains closed.

Michigan Tech President Glenn Mroz expressed his admiration and appreciation for the Michigan Tech community and the people of Houghton County. “The outpouring of support, resources and offers to help has been humbling and comforting,” Mroz says. “It reminds us of what this community is made of—grit, determination and heart.”

Mroz says while the photos and video footage of the damage are unsettling, the University and community are on the mend. “We are transitioning from recovery to restoration,” he says, noting that University personnel—including the Incident Command Team (ICT), Facilities, Information Technology, and many others—are working around the clock to ensure campus safety. From assistance with flood-damaged materials at Houghton County Historical Society to free hot showers at the Student Development Complex, Huskies are pitching in wherever possible to help in the community-wide cleanup.

Check out the full story on Michigan Tech News, including how Huskies and other community members from afar can help in cleanup and remediation efforts.

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