FEMA-trained teams to begin flooding damage assessment on Sunday


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Jamie Strawder cleans out his garage after a flood on Friday, June 23 on Bradley Road.

Isabella County Emergency Management announced in a press release Sunday that FEMA-trained damage assessment teams will conduct a preliminary assessment of damage done by flooding.

FEMA crew members will go door-to-door in areas believed to be impacted by the flooding. Citizens who would like to report flood-related damage are advised to call (989) 779-1452 after 5 p.m. on Sunday.

George Green, chairman for Isabella County Board of Commissioners, declared a state of emergency in response to the flooding on Friday, June 23. Governor Rick Snyder approved the declaration on Friday night. The state of emergency enables the state to offer resources and assistance to Isabella County in the recovery process. 

The Isabella County Emergency Operations Center has been fully staffed and operational since 7 p.m. on Friday, and will remain so for an indefinite period of time, said Isabella County administrator, Margaret McAvoy.

The Charter Township of Union announced that its waste water treatment plant was not compromised by the flooding, and is operating normally. The City of Mount Pleasant announced that both water and waste water treatment systems are in full operation.

Residents concerned about the Monday commute are advised to visit the Isabella County Central Dispatch Facebook page for a list of which roads are closed, and suggested alternative routes.

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