Flood News for Copper Country Residents: Updated as of June 18, 4:05 p.m.

•The Portage Health Foundation Board of Directors has approved a restricted fund be maintained for the 2018 HOUGHTON COUNTY FLOOD RELIEF FUND.

“There are a lot of people from our municipalities, community health agencies and organizations, utility companies, and the community at large that are working hard to mitigate and assess damages as we recover from this most recent flood.” said Kevin Store, executive director of the Portage Health Foundation. “We are simply trying to find a way to best support their efforts and work with folks who are concerned and would like to make a contribution to those efforts.”

Contributions can made online at http://www.phfgive.org/contribute.php. or mailed to Portage Health Foundation, 400 Quincy Street, Hancock, Michigan 49930. Donors are asked to please follow the online instructions and put FLOOD RELIEF in the comments section of your contribution.

•The Portage Lake District Library is closed.

•Houghton city transit buses will not be running today.

•The Houghton water system is intact at this point and safe to drink. If you want to take extra precaution please boil or drink bottled water.

•Kestner Park (Chutes & Ladders) is closed as of noon.

•Razorback Road is open.

•Ridge Road is closed, as is the Sharon Avenue/M-26 intersection.