It means more for the state government than it does for the rest of us, actually.

Last night, Governor Whitmer declared a State of Emergency in Michigan in light of the snowstorm and dangerously cold temperatures that are blanketing the entire mitten. Anywhere from 6-12 inches of snow covered every inch of Michigan yesterday, and now, the temperatures are going to drop well below zero.

Here's what a state of emergency means: the State of Emergency Operations Center has been activated in Dimondale. It's run by the Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security.

In other words, more resources are available to the state to take care of its residents and to make sure that people are safe.

Unfortunately, that doesn't automatically close businesses or schools. For more information, click HERE.