Gov. Gretchen Whitmer
Declaration of State of Emergency
Beginning on May 25, 2019, Tuscola County experienced heavy and damaging rainfall resulting in widespread flooding, washed out roadways, culvert failures, hazardous driving conditions, and increased emergency vehicle response times due to inaccessible roadways and bridges.
Tuscola County has taken several actions to respond to this incident, which include: declaring a local state of emergency; activating its disaster response and recovery operation; issuing emergency public information; and providing aid to impacted residents. In addition to these efforts, state assistance and other outside resources are necessary to effectively respond to, and recover from, the impacts of flooding.
Under the Emergency Management Act, 1976 PA 390, MCL 30.403(4), “[t]he governor shall, by executive order or proclamation, declare a state of emergency if he or she finds that an emergency has occurred or that the threat of an emergency exists.” Therefore, acting under the Michigan Constitution of 1963 and Michigan law, including the Emergency Management Act, 1976 PA 390, MCL 30.401 to 30.421, I order the following: