U.S. Congressman views tornado damage in Baldwin

U.S. Congressman Bill Huizenga, R-Holland, visited Baldwin on Saturday to view damage from the tornado which devastated Baldwin on Aug. 28, and talk with local officials about possible funding to assist Lake County in recovering from the disaster. Much of the county was hit with damage from straight-lined winds and two tornadoes, an EF-0 in Baldwin and and EF-1 near Idlewild last Tuesday evening.

Huizenga said he will advocate for assistance, which must be requested by local officials such as the village of Baldwin president and Lake County administrator. Then, the governor would have to declare Lake County in state of emergency in order to receive state and federal assistance. (Pioneer photo/Shanna Avery)

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