DEARBORN HEIGHTS (WWJ) – Wayne County officials are opening two flood resource centers next week to help residents gather information that will assist in moving forward in their recovery efforts after last week’s torrential storms.

“We’re tying to put as many agencies together at the same place at the same time so folks don’t have to make 15 different phones calls if they have questions regarding issues related to the flood,” said Tim McGillvary, director of Homeland Security and Emergency Management for Wayne County. “It’s a one-stop shop.”

McGillvary said several representatives will be on site to help residents, but federal disaster relief aid will not be distributed.

“We’re going to have partners such as the Wayne County Dept of Public Health, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, representatives from veterans and senior affairs, and the Insurance Regulation Bureau from the state of Michigan to answer any questions related to insurance policies because I know that there’s been a definite rise in that, people wondering if they’re being treated fairly on their insurance,” he said.

Assistance will be available on the following days and locations:

  • Monday, August 25
    11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    Richard A. Young Recreation Center
    5400 McKinley
    Dearborn Heights, MI 48125.


  • Tuesday, August 26
    11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    Board of Education Office/Kennedy School
    27225 West Outer Drive
    Ecorse, MI 48229

The Aug. 11 storm dumped more than six inches of rain in some places. The storm left five major freeways under several feet of water, forcing thousands of people to abandon their water-logged cars. Tens of thousands of homes across the metro area were flooded, some with several feet of water — and sewage — in their basements.

MORE: Gov. Snyder Wants FEMA To Conduct Flood Damage Assessment

State: Torrential Storm Forced Billions Of Gallons Of Raw Sewage Into Lakes, Rivers, Streams

Metro Detroit Residents Frustrated By Flood Debris


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