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June 25-26, 2021 Rain Event: Information on Applying for FEMA Assistance & Filing an Appeal

Click here to file an application for FEMA assistance for the June 25-26, 2021 rain event. The registration deadline for FEMA has been extended to October 13, 2021.

If your FEMA claim has been denied, click here for step-by-step instructions on how to file an appeal with FEMA (scroll down to the “If You are Denied” section). The City is also encouraging residents who need assistance with their claim to visit either of its two Disaster Recovery Centers: Kemeny Recreation Center (2260 S. Fort Street) and The Salvation Army (3000 Conner Street).

You may also qualify for assistance provided by a group of local realtors. Please click here and scroll to the end of this news article for more details.

GLWA reminds public to avoid flushing products down the toilet as increased amount of people stay home

DETROIT – As more people are staying home and stocking up on household products, the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) is reminding everyone to be mindful of what they flush down the toilet and advising that “flushable” wipes are not biodegradable and can create sewer blockages that lead to backups and overflows.

GLWA’s rule-of-thumb for sewer safety is to stick to the “3Ps” – Pee, Poo and (toilet) Paper – and never flushing personal hygiene or disinfectant “flushable” wipes down the toilet. For an understanding of the negative impact “flushable” wipes have on the wastewater system, the environment and  water bills, check out GLWA’s video, Flushable Wipes’ Effects On Our Sewer System. You can also view tips from GLWA’s informational 3Ps flyer below.

Never flush:

  • Baby wipes or cleaning wipes
  • Tampons and sanitary products
  • Condoms
  • Tissues
  • Paper towels
  • Dental floss
  • Cotton balls and swabs
  • Cat litter
  • Prescription drugs
  • Over-the-counter medicines
  • Cigarette butts

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MEDIA CONTACTS:

Ashleigh Chatel / O: 313-324-7867/ ashleigh.chatel@fleishman.com

Michelle Zdrodowski / O: 313-224-4739 / michelle.zdrodowski@glwater.org