- Associated Press - Monday, June 3, 2019

CARO, Mich. (AP) - Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has declared a state of emergency for Tuscola County following the county’s request for state assistance to address damage caused by recent flooding.

Monday’s declaration makes available all state resources in cooperation with local response and recovery efforts. Heavy rainfall on May 25 caused widespread flooding in Tuscola County, damaging infrastructure and private property in the county located about 80 miles (129 kilometers) north of Detroit.

Last week, teams started working together to assess damage in the Detroit area due to spring flooding. Whitmer earlier announced a state of emergency in Wayne County, which includes Detroit.

Areas along Lake St. Clair and western Lake Erie also have been hit by flooding in recent weeks due to winds and rainfall amid high water on the Great Lakes.

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