Music and NPR News for Central and Northern Michigan
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations
Local/Regional News

Vice President Kamala Harris postpones visit to Detroit due to severe flooding

Detroit Skyline by pverdonk is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0. To view a copy of this license, visit

Vice President Kamala Harris is postponing a visit to Detroit originally set for Monday.

White House officials made the announcement after severe flooding drenched Detroit in recent days.  

Harris planned to visit Detroit as part of a national campaign encouraging grassroots efforts to promote the ease and effectiveness of vaccinations against COVID-19.  

She’s targeting areas with low vaccination rates.  

Only about a third of Detroiters have received a COVID vaccine.  

And while more than 60 percent of Michigan residents statewide have been inoculated, less than a third of those between the ages of 12 and 29 have received at least one dose of the vaccine.