Snyder declares "state of emergency" for 19 counties, cities of Grand Rapids and Ionia

9:39 pm
Tue May 7, 2013

Snyder declares "state of emergency" for 19 counties, cities of Grand Rapids and Ionia

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It's not clear what help may come from federal government
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is declaring a "state of disaster" for 19 counties and the cities of Grand Rapids and Ionia because of severe flooding this spring. Snyder said in a statement Tuesday he's asking the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to join state and local officials later this week to assess damage caused by the flooding that occurred from April 9 through May 3.