Western U.P. Flooding

Houghton County

The State of Michigan activated the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) on June 17, 2018, due to flooding and severe weather in Houghton and Menominee counties.

The SEOC was activated as of 11:23 a.m., according to the Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division (MSP/EMHSD). SEOC personnel are monitoring the situation and working with state and local officials as well as private sector partners to ensure any resource needs are met. MSP/EMHSD district coordinators are on scene with local emergency management officials and supporting local emergency operation centers.

The SEOC is overseen by the MSP/EMHSD and coordinates response and recovery efforts by state agencies and local government. The SEOC is staffed by members of state agencies for decision making and information coordination during disasters or emergencies in the State of Michigan.

News Releases 

News Release: Gov. Snyder authorizes state to split cost of FEMA-required matching funds with U.P. counties affected by flooding - 09-07-2018

News Release: FEMA denies Gov. Snyder’s appeal for individual assistance for Upper Peninsula counties affected by severe flood damage - 09-05-2018

News Release: Gov. Snyder appeals federal denial of individual assistance for Upper Peninsula counties affected by severe flood damage - 08-14-2018

News Release: President Trump approves Michigan’s request for a Disaster Declaration due to Upper Peninsula flooding - 08-03-2018

News Release: ‚ÄčLt. Gov. Brian Calley seeks Presidential Disaster Declaration to help Michiganders impacted by Upper Peninsula flooding - 07-09-2018

Federal Highway Administration Announces $2 Million for Emergency Repairs for Roads and Bridges Following Western U.P. Flooding - 07.03.18 

DNR Details Houghton-Hancock Area Holiday Trail Closures - 07.03.18

News Release: DNR reopens some Houghton County recreation trails - 07.02.18

News Release: DNR Begins Restoration of Houghton County Recreation Trails - 06.27.18

News Release: Michigan Army National Guard Soldiers Continue Operations in Houghton County - 06.27.18

News Release: Individuals, Businesses in Gogebic County Eligible for Tax Relief - 06.26.18

News Release: DNR Says Recreation Goes On in Houghton County - 06.25.18

News Release: Michigan DNR Incident Command Team Completes Initial Trail Damage Assessment - 06.25.18

News Release: Residents Reminded to Address Mental Behavioral Health Needs Following Flooding - 06.22.2018

News Release: Federal Officials to Partner with State to Assess Flood Damage in Michigan’s Western Upper Peninsula - 06.22.18

News Release: Gov. Snyder adds Gogebic County to disaster declaration due to flooding - 06.21.18

News Release: Michigan DNR Incident Command Center Moved to Quincy Franklin Hancock Township Volunteer Fire Department - 06.21.18

News Release: Michigan Army National Guard Soldiers set to assist in Houghton Recovery - 06.21.18

News Release: Department of Natural Resources to Mobilize Incident Command Team at FJ McLain State Park - 06.20.2018

News Release: Residents Urged to Report Flood Damage to Local Officials - 06.20.18

News Release: State Treasury Department Providing Individuals, Businesses Tax Relief due to Governor’s Disaster Declaration - 06.20.18

News Release: Protect Yourself from Home Repair Scams After Flooding in the Upper Peninsula - 06.19.18

MDOT Bulletin: M-26 partially reopened after flood damage, M-203 remains closed - 06.19.18

News Release: Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services Offers Tips to Michigan Residents; Know Your Rights When Working With Insurance Companies - 06.19.18

News Release: Flooding and Washouts Force Temporary Closures in Western Upper Peninsula - 06.18.18

News Release: Stay Safe and Healthy During and After a Flood - 06.18.18

News Release: Gov. Rick Snyder declares disaster for Houghton and Menominee counties - 06.18.18

News Release: State Emergency Operations Center Activated - 06.17.18

MDOT Bulletin - US-41 partially reopened after flooding; M-26, M-203 remain closed 06.17.18


Helpful Resources

Department of Natural Resources: Closures 

Western Upper Peninsula Health Department

Local Road Closures Map Western UP Flooding

Houghton Co. Flood Volunteer Facebook Website

Flood Safety Tips

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality: Protecting Your Private Water Supply in an Emergency

Michigan Department of Health and Human Resources - Information about mold

Michigan Department of Health and Human Resources - General Assistance Programs

Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Emergency - Action Plan for Retail Food Establishments

Department of Insurance and Financial Services - Flood Webpage

Department of Insurance and Financial Services – How to File a Complaint

Michigan Department of Transportation – Mi Drive (Road Conditions)

MDARD - USDA Assistance Programs – Disaster

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality – Paint Disposal


Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Scenes

Sharon St. & M-26, Houghton

Agate St. & 7th St to U.S.-41, Houghton

M-26 & 8th St., Tamarack City

M-203 & Cemetery Rd. at Swede Creek

M-26 & Ripley St., Hancock

U.S. 41 & Pump House Rd. to Pilgrim River






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