Michigan County Tab for June Thunderstorms Put at $30 Million

June 29, 2009

Authorities say thunderstorms that hit Michigan earlier this month caused more than $30 million in damage in one southwestern Michigan county.

The Holland Sentinel and The Grand Rapids Press report Ottawa County officials estimate the storms caused $25.9 million in damage to private property and $4.4 million in damage to public property.

Flooding last weekend in the Holland area followed heavy rain and forced Ottawa County officials to declare a local state of emergency.

Holland is about 25 miles southwest of Grand Rapids.

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