Service centers to open to help after flooding - WNEM TV 5

Service centers to open to help after flooding

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State emergency officials say service centers will open this week in Newaygo and Osceola counties to provide information and resources to residents affected by flooding.  

State Emergency Operations Center spokesman Ron Leix says Monday that details of the centers are expected to be released later in the day.  

Leix says crews worked over the weekend to remove dozens of propane tanks floating in the Muskegon River as part of flood-recovery efforts in western Michigan. He says more than 40 tanks have been retrieved by state and local crews working with propane safety experts on flat-bottom boats.   Floodwaters dislodged them from the residential properties along the river.  

Gov. Rick Snyder declared a state of disaster Thursday for Newaygo and Osceola counties. Numerous homes flooded in the Evart area, forcing evacuations.


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