BATTLE CREEK, MI (WKZO)-- Governor Rick Snyder returned to his hometown, Battle Creek Sunday to get a firsthand look at the damage caused a week ago when straight line winds tore thru the Cereal City, causing millions in damage, knocking down trees and damaging vehicles, homes and businesses.
After viewing the damage and talking with residents, he committed additional state resources to aid in the clean up and rebuilding process. Initially state crews were sent in to make sure roads were clear. That work is done.
The Governor has directed four teams from the Michigan Department of Transportation to bring in front end loaders and trucks to help remove debris. Two will work with the city of Battle Creek and two will work in the County.
The Michigan Department of Corrections will also put together teams of non-violent inmates to help remove debris. He says he has no plans to ask for federal assistance.