Flooding Updates & Resources

We know many residents have experienced flooding due to the storms on June 25 and 26 and have questions about resources. My team and I are closely monitoring the situation and have been on calls convened by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Wayne County to receive updates. The state, county, and City of Detroit all are working to assess and respond to the flooding. 

This afternoon, Governor Whitmer announced a declaration of emergency for Wayne County. This helps to make available all resources to help during this time and allows for cooperation among emergency officials at every level of government. 

Wayne County continues to monitor for additional flooding and to assess damage already done.  The County is gathering information from each of its cities and townships on damages to homes, businesses and our roads and bridges.  Wayne County has an excellent resource on what do before, during or after a flood, here

Please note that more rain is expected tonight and over the coming days and there is a flood watch until 4 a.m. tomorrow. You can stay up to date on any flood watches or flood warnings at the National Weather Service. https://www.weather.gov/  

This experience highlights the need to act with urgency to combat climate change and improve our aging water and sewerage infrastructure. We cannot wait any longer.   

Resources 

 United Way for Southeastern Michigan: call 2-1-1 if you need assistance.  

American Red Cross: If you are in immediate need of help, you can contact the local Red Cross at (313) 833-4440 

DTE: To report a power outage or a downed powerline, you can call DTE’s 24-hour phone number at 800 477-4747 or report online at DTE Outage Center 

If you or a loved one are stranded on a freeway or other roadway during a flooding event, please call 9-1-1 for help. Law enforcement encourages you to call and ask for help once and not call again for an ETA due to the heavy volume of calls. 

Additional tips that may be helpful 

Preparing for a Flood  

During a Flood  

Driving in Flood Conditions  

Thank you for reading this update. Please share this information and do not hesitate to reach out if we can help in some way. 


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