Midland County Damage Assessment Report Submitted to State
Midland County Emergency Management reports preliminary damage assessments have been submitted to the State of Michigan for nearly 2500 homes, businesses and nonprofits with estimated losses of almost $175 million.
Of those 2500 properties; 115 are considered destroyed, 790 have major damage and the rest with minor damage and impacted levels of damage. Current information shows only 8% of these damages were insured.
Public property (local government agencies) and emergency response costs for governmental agencies have estimated damages at over $34 million.
Midland County Emergency Management said all damage assessments have been submitted to the Governor’s Office in hopes of a request for a major disaster declaration by the President. Gov. Whitmer has said she will be making that request. Whitmer said she hopes the assistance comes as soon as possible to provide a wide range of services such as crisis counseling, road repairs and loans to homeowners.