The recent ice storms and high winds have brought down lots of tree's and limbs to West Michigan and now the state of Michigan is coming to the rescue.

According to WOOD, Governor Gretchen Whitmer declared a state of emergency for Grand Rapids due to last weeks storms and the damage left behind.

Mayor Rosalynn Bliss said you could really see just how bad things were once the power was turned back on after the storms moved and that is why Bliss asked the governor to declare a state of emergency.

City Manager Mark Washington said, "Today, we've tripled the size of our debris removal team. Hopefully, within the next week, we will do in seven days what would've taken us weeks to do to get our city back to normal."

Power is back in most places but there is still a ton of debris that is all over Grand Rapids.

Because of the state of emergency being called on Grand Rapids, the costs for cleanup will be reimbursed to the city.

If you live in Grand Rapids and you have some branches that need to be picked up. The city is asking that you pile the branches on the curb and call 311 during normal business hours and a crew will come get your pile.



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