Bumstead meets with Muskegon County officials to discuss flooding, actions moving forward

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Jon Bumstead Friday morning met with local officials in Muskegon to tour recent flooding in Muskegon County and discuss avenues to mitigate future damage.

“This week we have seen record flooding across many communities in Michigan,” said Bumstead, R-Newaygo. “My prayers go out to the families who have been affected by the floods as we discuss the next steps toward repairing the damage and solutions for the future.”

Bumstead joined Muskegon County officials as they reviewed damage throughout the county and work to complete damage assessments.

Residents who have been affected by the flooding should contact Muskegon County Emergency Management to report damage through a self-reporting survey. The survey, along with additional resources, can be found by clicking here.

“As we continue working to assess the damage and the first steps that need to be taken, I want to extend my appreciation to Muskegon County’s first responders,” Bumstead said. “They have worked tirelessly as they monitor the situation and ensure people make it to safety.”

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Editor’s note: A print-quality version of Bumstead meeting with Muskegon County officials Friday morning is available by clicking on the image or by visiting the senator’s website at www.SenatorJonBumstead.com. Click on “Photos” under the “In the News” tab.

Photo caption: Sen. Jon Bumstead, R-Newaygo, tours flood damage in Muskegon County with Susie Hughes, chair of the Muskegon County Board of Commissioners as local officials work to gather a complete assessment of the damage.