Kent County boosts flood damage estimate to $10.6M

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

Grand Rapids, Mich. Officials are boosting the estimate for spring flooding property damage in Kent County to $10.6 million.

The numbers released Thursday are up from a previous estimate for the West Michigan county of $6.2 million and don't include Grand Rapids.

Earlier this month, authorities estimated the damage in Grand Rapids at more than $11 million.

The state police Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division has been working with local officials and the Federal Emergency Management Agency on assessments.

The flooding began in April and lasted through early May. Gov. Rick Snyder this month declared a state of disaster in several areas that dealt with flooding. Assessments are an initial step to help the state determine whether to ask for federal assistance.

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