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Cleanup Effort Continues is Gaylord Area

The Gaylord Community is one step closer to repairing the several homes and businesses that were damaged because of the tornado.

FEMA, Michigan State Police and other agencies have been working to asset the damage.

9&10 news spoke to the Public Information Officer for Michigan State Police and Emergency Management Homeland Security Dale George who said,

“The joint preliminary damage assessment conducted in coordination with Otsego County Emergency management and FEMA was completed Wednesday night. The state and FEMA will now compile and examine the data to determine whether the impacts warrant requesting federal assistance.”

George says they assessed more than 200 homes in Gaylord impacted by the tornado.

Many people and businesses have stepped up to help with the cleanup efforts. Fixing the things that were broken is going to take time, but helping out seems to be on everyone’s minds.