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Sen. Schmidt statement on Grand Traverse County disaster declaration

Sen. Wayne Schmidt

Sen. Wayne Schmidt

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Wayne Schmidt, R-Traverse City, issued the following statement on Monday, after Gov. Rick Snyder declared a state of disaster for Grand Traverse County in the aftermath of severe storms that caused widespread damage on Aug. 2:

“Grand Traverse County residents and public safety officials have done a tremendous job with the cleanup effort in the aftermath of the devastating storm of August 2. Thanks to our wonderful community, great progress has been made thus far. However, despite our best efforts, it is clear more help is needed. While it is not desirable to be in need of the state’s assistance, we are more than thankful that Governor Snyder has made available the necessary state resources to team with our local emergency managers so we can get our county back on its feet as quickly as possible.”