The Globe - Serving Gogebic, Iron and Ontonagon Counties

Region reports millions in storm damage


May 4, 2023

P.J. Glisson/The Globe

MOVING LAYERS of slushy snow from the entrance to the Gogebic Range Solid Waste Management transfer station on Tuesday is Terry Fetters. Ironwood and the surrounding region were still in the midst of a storm that started Saturday evening, and although the driveway and adjacent U.S. 2 had relatively thin layers of snow, plows were working steadily to remove it as weather reports warned of hazardous driving.


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GOGEBIC RANGE - Attempts to ascertain damage from a mid-April storm that could result in federal emergency funds have been thwarted by yet another storm that started last Saturday night and ended late Tuesday afternoon.

But Heidi DeRosso, 911/emergency coordinator for Gogebic County, told county commissioners last week that her county already has calculated $10.6 million in damages.

On Tuesday, she was among several officials who told The Globe that full calculations - now climbing - are not yet possible, given the new snow.

Michael Kocher, emergency...

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