- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 2, 2015

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - Cleanup continues in northwestern Lower Michigan a month after severe storms uprooted trees and damaged homes and popular tourist spots.

The Traverse City Record-Eagle (https://bit.ly/1IHJG9O ) reports $82 million in damages from the Aug. 2 storms have been reported so far in nine counties. That includes about $29 million in Leelanau County and $15.3 million in Grand Traverse County.

Matt Ansorge, Leelanau County’s director of emergency management, says public roads should be clear in the next week or two. Grand Traverse County emergency management director Gregg Bird says county roads were clear within five days of the storms, but cleanup work remains on private property.

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore was hit particularly hard, and storm damage led to the closing of several trials and attractions for weeks.

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Information from: Traverse City Record-Eagle, https://www.record-eagle.com


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