Sen. John Proos issues statement in response to flooding in Berrien County

Senator John Proos

Senator John Proos

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. John Proos, R-St. Joseph, issued the following statement on the Berrien County Board of Commissioners declaring a local state of emergency due to the recent flooding issues in numerous communities in the county.

“Our emergency management officials have done and continue to do a tremendous job in the face of historic flooding that has already caused significant property damage throughout Berrien County.

“Although the St. Joseph River has crested, the extraordinary work of county, state and local employees — as well as countless neighbors volunteering to assist — will continue as the process shifts to recovery efforts and assessing the damage caused by this natural disaster.

“I will be supporting the Berrien County sheriff and the county board as they request state assistance to help impacted families and business owners recover.”