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Snyder To View Gogebic County’s Storm Damage

Rick Snyder FeatureGovernor Rick Snyder will be in the Upper Peninsula Monday to get a first hand look at the damage caused by last week’s storms in Gogebic County.

On Friday, Snyder issued a Declaration of Disaster which made available all state resources to assist local emergency response efforts, including the immediate need of restoring access across many of the washed out culverts along Lake Road near Little Girl’s Point.

The Governor also issued an Executive Order to activate the Michigan National Guard in order to assist local crews with these efforts.

National Guard units began arriving to the impacted areas mid-afternoon Saturday.

About 40 soldiers were activated with most of them belonging to the Iron River-based 1432nd Engineer Company

Snyder is expected to take part in an aerial survey of the impacted areas with Michigan State Police-Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division this morning, followed by a ground tour of one of the work areas along Lake Road.

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