LANSING, Mich. — After Gov. Rick Snyder on Friday issued a letter to President Donald Trump requesting a federal disaster area declaration for the mid-Michigan counties impacted by recent flooding, Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, issued the following statement:
“I want to thank the governor for seeking this important federal declaration and assistance, and I hope that the president will approve this vital support for ongoing recovery efforts.
“The flooding in June was the second highest flood on record. Our local responders and recovery teams have done and continue to do an awesome job in the face of such tremendous devastation. However, the cost and scope of this cleanup effort will require federal assistance.
“We are truly blessed to have so many people in our community who stepped up in time of great need, and I want to thank everyone who has helped for their dedication and for everything they have done to help impacted families.”