The Michigan Upper Peninsula’s Congressman Jack Bergman says his team has been boots on the ground since the EF3 tornado devastated the Gaylord, Michigan community.
He also shared a message for the locals and the recovery efforts there.
“We are resilient,” said Bergman. “The point is we will get through this. We need to pray for those who number one, lost their lives, and number two who are without homes, without shelter and all of those things. In addition to praying, we need to get involved.”
Bergman says volunteers, law enforcement, county and state have really stepped up their efforts to recover from the tornado. He is encouraging locals to donate any clothes, food or their time to places like the United Way of Otsego County or the American Red Cross.
The congressman says he will be in gaylord Wednesday and is ready to help however he can.
FEMA tells WZMQ 19 News it is ready to help Otesgo County with a preliminary damage assessment. If it is beyond local and state recovery services, FEMA will work with the state to submit a Presidential Disaster Declaration for additional help.