Severe Thunderstorm Watch in Effect - Thursday, April 20
2:30 p.m. - the National Weather Service has just issued a Severe Storm Watch for most of Southeast Michigan, including the Dearborn Heights area. The watch is in effect until 8:00 p.m.
A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are "right" for the creation of a storm that could reach severe levels in terms of winds, hail, heavy rain and/or lightning. While no storm currently exists in the immediate area, we are watching a line of strong storms that are currently progressing through Southern and mid-Michigan.
Stay tuned to your local media outlets for updates on weather conditions, and be prepared to take appropriate action should conditions deteriorate.
Dearborn Heights Firefighters Train to Save Their Own
Dearborn Heights Firefighters held a training simulation on Tuesday, April 18th to better prepare them to rescue residents as well as one of their own.
Severe Weather Awareness Week is April 16-22. Be Prepared!
Michigan's annual Severe Weather Awareness Week takes place April 16-22. The event calls attention to the fact that Michigan is particularly vulnerable to severe storms (including occastional tornadoes) in the spring/summer months of the year.
Residents are urged to review the information in the following link, and be prepared for severe weather!
Click here for more information on Michigan's Severe Weather Awareness Week.
Great Lakes Water Authority Report is Available for Review
The Great Lakes Water Authority's "2016 Year in Review" report, highlighting the organization's progress throughout the last year is now available for review.
Click here for a copy of the report.
Hass Street Construction Project Underway
A major road construction project on Hass Street will restrict traffic between Telegraph and Silvery Lane. Motorists are advised to avoid Hass Street in this area if possible (detour signs are pasted throughout the area). The project is expected to continue until early May.
GLWA Water's Incident Report Now Available
The Southwest Water Treatment Plant's "Taste and Odor After-Incident Report" is now available for viewing in the "GLWA News" section of the Authority's website.
Great Lakes Water Authority Addresses Residents' Recent Water Quality Concerns
The Great Lakes Water Authority has published its response to the complaints over taste and odor-related water that have been expressed recently by several local and downriver residents.
Click here for a copy of the GLWA's summary letter.
DHPD K9 Officer to Receive New Protective Vest
Dearborn Heights Police Department K9 Officer “Bain” will soon receive a protective vest from the Massachusetts-based Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. The vest is being sponsored by a donation by Taylor residents Oliver and Rita Miller.
Click here for more information.
The Fall/Winter Dearborn Heights Today Newsletter is Here!
The Fall/Winter 2016-17 issue of the Dearborn Heights Today newsletter is ready to view. Copies are being sent to homes and businesses this week. If you'd rather view it here, click on the following link:
Click here to view the electronic version.
City Partners with WRAP Program to Assist Residents with Residental Water Usage and Bill Payments
The City of Dearborn Heights has partnered with the Community Action Alliance, which facilitates the WRAP program (Water Residential Assistance Program) - a custom designed service to help residential customers in the Great Lakes Water Authority regions with bill payment assistance, water conservation measures, and navigate resources and WRAP-around supports on a pathway toward self-sufficiency.
The WRAP’s mission is to administer the distribution of WRAP funding to the eligible, low-income customers of the GLWA, with a vision to create a transformative water utility assistance program focusing on bill assistance, conservation and self-sufficiency initiatives.
Click here for more information on the types of assistance the WRAP program provides.
Need Health Insurance for Your Kids?
Kids can be enrolled in Medicaid & CHIP any time of the year. Contact one of our Navigators today to learn how.
Zika Virus InformationThe media has been providing coverage on the Zika Virus. There are many questions and concerns regarding this virus, which has begun to make its presence in various parts of the United States.
The Center for Disease Control has prepared a quantity of information on this virus, which can be found by clicking on the following link:
Click here for the CDC website pages on the Zika Virus.
Small Business Owners . . . Need Insurance Coverage? The SHOP Marketplace is Open!
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Beware of Telephone Scams!
Recently, several Dearborn Heights residents have received telephone calls from individuals claiming to be IRS agents, informing the residents that they " . . . owe money to the IRS."
The callers try to pressure residents into either providing bank account or credit card, or other personal information to " . . . settle their account." Typically, when residents do not cooperate, the callers get more agressive and threatening. In many instances, the ...residents are threatened with " . . . IRS action" including jail time, foreclosure, bad credit ratings or a host of other threats.
These are scammers who are trying to cheat you out of your money - THEY ARE NOT IRS AGENTS. If you receive one of these calls, SIMPLY HANG UP. The IRS does NOT contact individuals by telephone to collect funds. Giving your credit card or bank account information to any unknown caller who is demanding any type of payment over the phone will almost certainly result in a loss of your money.
JUST HANG UP!
Dearborn Heights 2015 Water Quality Report is Now Available
Interested in knowing more about the quality of Dearborn Heights' water? The new 2015 Water Quality Report is completed, and available for review.
Click here for a copy of the 2015 Water Quality Report
Click here for a copy of Great Lakes Water Authority CEO Sue F. McCormick's letter regarding the absence of lead in local communities' water supply
Click here for access to the Great Lakes Water Authority's Q & A website page focusing on lead and copper in drinking water.
City Council Meetings Now on YouTubeThe City of Dearborn Heights City Council meetings are now available for viewing in their entirety on YouTube. The recordings begin with the first meeting of 2015, which was the January 13 meeting. Current meetings will be loaded onto the YouTube system, and will be available 2-3 days following the actual meeting date (due to the amount of time it takes to upload the large files into the YouTube system).
Residents Reminded to "Run Their Water" After Main BreaksThe City of Dearborn Heights experiences water main breaks from time to time throughout the city. As repairs are being made, small amounts of rust coloration are often released into the water supply. If you experience this discoloration in your water, simply run your water for a short period (10-15 minutes) until the discoloration dissipates and your water appears clear again. Although not harmful if consumed, laundering white or light-colored fabrics in discolored water could result in rust-colored stains.
Calendar ofEventsClick here for a calendar of events taking place around the city
Calendar of Recreation Department Programs and ActivitiesFor a list of current events and activities, click here.