Learn More and Donate to Relief Fund
Last weekend the Houghton-Hancock area in the Keweenaw Peninsula received between 8 and 11 inches of rain in less than 12 hours. The hilly terrain exacerbated the drainage process and caused extreme flash flooding. Tom Weber of the Michigan State Police and Department of Homeland Security described the event as “Dramatic Infrastructure Destruction.” Most roads have significant damage. Highway 41 is now passable but some sections are one lane.
The current rough estimate is that 100 to 200 homes have been impacted.
The best way to help now is through monetary donations. You can give online here (designate your giving to “UP Disaster Response Fund”) or by checks payable to Birmingham First with a memo noted as UP Disaster Response Fund.
Mail checks to:
1589 W. Maple Road
Birmingham, MI 48009