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Bergman, Stabenow and Peters urge Biden to release more aid to Otsego county

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Michigan's first district congressman Jack Bergman.

Michigan’s congressional delegation is urging President Biden to declare a Major Disaster in Otsego County in the aftermath of a tornado that struck the City of Gaylord on May 20.

Congressman Jack Bergman and Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters wrote a letter to the President in support of Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s request for Major Disaster assistance.

A tornado that hit the city of Gaylord three weeks ago left two people dead and forty-four injured.

It left many people with homes that are no longer inhabitable and displaced residents of the Nottingham Forest Mobile Home Park. The congressional delegation says federal aid is needed for the community to fully recover.

According to the Michigan State Police, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has finished their damage assessment report. There is no specific timeline on when the President would reach a decision on the aid package.

Rick joined WCMU as a general assignment reporter in March 2022.