Eaton County Asking Governor for Disaster Declaration

By: Lori Dougovito Email
By: Lori Dougovito Email

A local state of emergency has already been declared.

Monday, Eaton County Emergency Services Officials say the paper work has been drawn up asking Governor Granholm for a disaster declaration following Friday's tornadoes. That declaration would open the door for reimbursement for participating agencies.

State Representative Rick Jones says he'll request funding for Eaton County from the state's Disaster Contingency Fund.

Ingham County Emergency officials say they should know Tuesday whether they'll declare a local state of emergency.

According to state officials, Governor Granholm declared a state of emergency for the Genesee County area in and around the city of Fenton Saturday.

Vermontville Highway, where the storms hit in Potterville, is open again. Insurance agents were out Monday assessing damage. Crews continued to clean what they could.

Michigan Army National Guardsmen from Grand Ledge's were volunteering their time cutting trees and clearing brush. "They showed up this morning. They offered to help and I said if you got a chainsaw, that's what we could use. What can you say? It's great," says Mike Lauer.

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