severe weather

7:43 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

FEMA to Review Flood Damages, Need for Aid in Michigan

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Six teams will canvas areas in Southeast Michigan
The Federal Emergency Management Agency will begin preliminary assessments Tuesday of the damage caused by a historic flood that left parts of metro Detroit swamped, shut down freeways and flooded thousands of homes. FEMA's Monday announcement follows a request submitted by Gov. Rick Snyder last week seeking the agency's help.
7:43 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

5,500 Without Power After Storm

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Most outages concentrated in Van Buren and Saint Joseph Counties
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - More than 5,500 Consumers Energy and Indiana Michigan Power customers in Southwest Michigan are without electricity following Tuesday afternoon's storm. Consumers Energy estimates most of its customers will have power restored by about 10 p.m. Indiana Michigan Power did not offer an immediate restoration assessment.
1:03 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

Snyder Tours Flood Damage in Metro Detroit

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Governor says state is gathering information to seek a Presidential disaster declaration
Warren Gov. Rick Snyder, in town Monday to tour flood damage in the city, urged residents around Metro Detroit to meticulously document their losses in preparation for the State of Michigan to officially request federal disaster assistance. Warren was among Metro Detroits hardest hit communities during a massive rain storm one week ago.
6:12 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Damage From Tornado in Kent County Estimated at $4.5-Million

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No homes were completely destroyed and only minor injuries were reported
KENT COUNTY, MI -- County officials say Sunday's tornado that ripped through Wyoming and Kentwood caused an estimated $4.5 million in damage to about 300 structures. Jack Stewart, director of the Kent County Emergency Management Division, said a team of workers determined the damage estimate over the last three days.
7:51 am
Wed July 9, 2014

Red Cross Helping With Clean up From Monday's Tornado in Kent County

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Clean-up kits will include shovels and cleaning chemicals
KENTWOOD, MI - Clean-up kits will be available today for those attempting to handle damage left by a tornado in the Kentwood area earlier this week. The American Red Cross of West Michigan will distribute the kits from the shelter at Kentwood Activities Center, 355 48th St.