Counties added to State of Emergency list

May 8, 2014

LANSING, MI (AP)--   Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has expanded the list of U.P. counties declaring states of emergency because of winter's deep freeze. 

Snyder directed the Michigan State Police on Wednesday to amend the declarations.

The emergency declaration covers Chippewa, Delta, Gogebic, Luce, and Mackinac counties, along with last month’s declaration for Marquette County.

The declarations make state aid and assistance available to affected counties. They also authorize state police to coordinate response and recovery efforts.

Snyder added six lower peninsula counties to a disaster declaration because of flooding since April 12.