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September 10, 2014

Huntington Woods

Huntington Woods offering permit relief programs after flood

HUNTINGTON WOODS — Huntington Woods is one of the smaller cities along the Woodward Avenue corridor, but after a record rainfall Aug. 11 caused flooding all over metro Detroit, city officials predicted that more than 50 ...Read More

September 3, 2014

Grosse Pointe Park

Blockage blamed for Bedford sewage backups

GROSSE POINTE PARK — Grosse Pointe Park was spared some of the fury of storms Aug. 11 that rocked metro Detroit, causing massive flooding on local freeways, damaging vehicles and endangering lives.But residents of at ...Read More

September 2, 2014

Oakland County

SOCRRA explains temporary halt in recycling

SOCRRA explains temporary halt in recyclingOAKLAND COUNTY — According to the Southeast Oakland County Resource Recovery Authority, in an effort to catch up with trash collection and the huge amount of refuse residents discarded after the Aug. 11 flood, SOCRRA and its participating haulers agreed to, as it says on the SOCRRA website, “commingle” recyclables and yard waste with regular trash and process everything as garbage at its facility on Coolidge Road in Troy. ...Read More

August 28, 2014


Fouts urges insurance changes after flood

WARREN — Am I covered?That’s the first question many Warren residents asked after the sky opened up, the rain poured down, their basements flooded and the waters receded, leaving possessions, appliances and ...Read More

August 27, 2014

Madison Heights

Madison Heights upset over outdoor dump site

Madison Heights upset over outdoor dump siteMADISON HEIGHTS — The last weeks of August saw residents and city officials in Madison Heights upset over the dumping of thousands of tons of trash in their city, not far from a senior center, middle school and nearby ...Read More

August 26, 2014

Metro Detroit

Runoff from storm could cause algae blooms

METRO DETROIT — The storm event that swept through metro Detroit Aug. 11 overwhelmed the sewer and drainage systems throughout the region, causing wastewater to flow out to the surface and mix with the stormwater.That ...Read More

August 25, 2014

Royal Oak

City provides updates on flood damage, where to turn for help

City provides updates on flood damage, where to turn for helpROYAL OAK — Discussion of the record rainfall and subsequent flood a week earlier dominated the Aug. 18 City Commission meeting, stretching the relatively thin agenda into more than two hours.Officials used the ...Read More

August 22, 2014


Councilman floats flood assistance loan plan

WARREN — Talk about rainy days.Warren got one and then some Aug. 11, when more than 5 inches of water fell from the sky and flooded basements, swamped cars, closed roads and left residents stranded.City Council ...Read More

August 21, 2014

Royal Oak

After floodwater recedes, community rises

After floodwater recedes, community risesROYAL OAK/CLAWSON — There really was nothing Matt Cahaney could do but watch the rain fall hard for hours on end.As it overwhelmed the stormwater system, Matt, along with his wife, Cathy, tried to suck up the water ...Read More

August 20, 2014


Troy declares state of emergency in wake of flooding

Troy resident Dona Wells, whose home at 14 Mile near Stephenson was flooded with 8 inches of raw sewage, counts herself lucky.She said her neighbor had more than 4 feet of sewage in his basement.Wells praised the ...Read More

August 19, 2014

Metro Detroit

Local experts share insight on flood safety, prevention tips

METRO DETROIT — A flood can develop quickly, as the metro Detroit region recently discovered following record-breaking rainfall on Aug. 11. In a matter of hours — or even minutes — water can rapidly take over an area, stranding motorists, closing local roads and major freeways, and seeping into basements and businesses. ...Read More

August 18, 2014


Warren schools fend off most flooding during downpour

WARREN — As heavy rains fell across metro Detroit Aug. 11, several buildings in Warren Woods Public Schools endured water damage as a result of leaking roofs and flooding from the downpour.According to WWPS ...Read More

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January 22, 2015

Crime Stoppers offers reward for information on deceased newborn

Crime Stoppers of Michigan is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information that leads to the felony arrest of the person responsible for a deceased newborn boy found in the sorting line at the ReCommunity Recycling Center Jan. 14. ...Read More

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