Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has declared a state of emergency in Wayne County in response to widespread flooding resulting from this week's heavy rainfall.
Whitmer acted Thursday after Wayne County Executive Warren Evans issued a similar declaration. Evans pointed out about 3,000 homes in the county including Detroit have been damaged and local resources are inadequate to deal with it.
With her declaration, Whitmer is making available state resources in cooperation with local response and recovery efforts in the designated area.