I have found out that the evacuation of the State Park was for those people who wanted to make sure they could get out via a paved road. Owners of big RV's do not necessarily want to end up having to take their RV down a chatter-box gravel road back to "civilization" so that is why they were suggesting that they might want to leave if they were due to check out within a couple of days. It is not that they are in any danger in the park, it is a matter of "convenience" for the camper. I have also learned that Cloverland Electric has cut the power some place along CR407 due to the possibility of falling debris in an effort to not start any more fires should something fall on the electrical lines, etc. This has made it almost impossible to listen to the radio to try to get any updates.
I have also been told that Michigan State Police from Downstate have advised people to not even travel to the U.P. How true this statement is, I don't know...this is how rumors can get started. AND, they, meaning the State Police or anyone else for that matter, may not have the information that they need to advise people of what really is going on up here. I can tell you for one thing, my Mom called in a near panic last night after she had heard an interview with a local radio personality that aired on a TV station in her area. She thought for sure that we were being burned off the map and that I wasn't going to tell her about it.
I don't want to report information that is not accurate so I will always try to make a point of letting you know if I think something might be hear-say.
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