LANSING –- Sen. Mike Nofs, R-Battle Creek, issued a statement today praising Calhoun County officials, emergency crews and volunteers for their response in the face of the disaster from recent storms.
“The damage wrought by this past weekend’s storm reminds us of the awesome power of nature. But even in the wake of some truly incredible damage, the power of the human spirit was on even more forceful display.
“Despite the devastation, I am proud of the response by the local units of government, emergency responders, utility crews, and the citizens of Calhoun County. I have heard and read about numerous reports of neighbors and entire neighborhoods banding together to help one another. This is the essence of a community and the type of can-do spirit that makes Calhoun County a special place to live.
“I was heartened by several news reports I heard in which residents, while obviously saddened by their loss, reflected that damage had thankfully only been to material possessions and not to family, friends or neighbors. This, I think, places things in the proper perspective.
“I have been in contact with Gov. Snyder’s office and have been assured that he and his administration stand ready to assist our area in whatever way they can as recovery efforts continue. The disaster declaration issued by the governor on Tuesday puts the wheels in motion to allow the necessary equipment and resources to be made available to agencies and areas that need it.
“In the meantime, my staff and I stand ready to assist those with questions or concerns about recovery efforts or assistance that might be available.”
Residents may contact Nofs’ office at 517-373-2426 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.