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Wednesday, 03 April 2019 14:40

Michigan Governor Denies State of Emergency After Tornado

(TNS) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer denied declaring a state of emergency for Shiawassee County last week.

The damage done to the county after tornadoes ripped through its villages and towns on March 14 didn’t meet the state threshold for declaring a State of Emergency, according to Shiawassee County Commission Chair Jeremy Root.

In total 135 structures, 94 homes, four businesses, 16 barns and 22 RVs were damaged or destroyed in the wake of the storm. Approximately $10 million in damage was done to homes and businesses, Shiawassee Emergency Management Director Trent Atkins stated.

Three goats and a chicken were killed, but no people were injured or killed by the tornadoes, Atkins said.