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UPDATE: Governor Snyder Requests Presidential Disaster Declaration

September 17, 2014 - Governor Rick Snyder submitted his request today, asking for a presidential disaster declaration in response to last month's storm and flooding.

Click here for a link to his press release. 

Call 2-1-1 for Flood-Related Clean-Up Assistance

If you need assistance in removing flood-affecting belongings, mud, sand, or floodwater, gutting flood-affected walls (drywall/paneling) or disinfecting, volunteer organizations may be able to provide volunteers to assist in clean-up efforts.

To request volunteer help visit and complete the Flood Cleanup Assistance Form, or simply call 2-1-1 to talk with a representative.

Michigan Community Service Commission also has a website with more information on the services available through the 2-1-1 program - the address is:

Water in Your Basement? Contact the Mayor's Office for Claim Form

Monday's storm has left many residents with flooded basements. If you experienced water in your basement, you are encouraged to contact the Mayor's office and request that your contact information be added to the city's flood claims list.

Call the Mayor's office at (313) 791-3493.

Flood Safety Tips The City of Dearborn Heights, like nearly all neighboring communities, is dealing with last week's storm that brought significant amounts of rainfall.  Your city officials are dealing with the many problems resulting from this flooding, and are doing their best to resume normal day-to-day activities as quickly as possible. In the meantime, we urge residents to:

Avoid coming into direct contact with flood water. This water is contaminated, and could result in illness if inadvertently ingested. If you are cleaning up flooded areas in your home or place of business, wear protective clothing (including rubber gloves and masks).

Stay out of flooded streets. The murky waters could hide dangerous hazards, including missing manhole covers, sharp debris, etc.

Use caution around utilities. DO NOT GO NEAR ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES IF YOU ARE STANDING IN OR NEAR WATER! Also, be aware of the potential for gas leaks in your home or place of business. Many times, flood waters will extinguish pilot lights, and cause gas to escape.

If the condition of your home prohibits you from staying there and you have no other areas to relocate to (family, friends, etc.), the City of Dearborn Heights has worked with the American Red Cross to open an emergency shelter at the Garden City Middle School, 1851 Radcliff (just South of Ford Road). Displaced residents will have access to shelter, meals and a sleeping area (cots). For more information, contact the American Red Cross Southeast Michigan Disaster Services Department at 1-800-774-6066.

If you need to leave your home and cannot get out because of the flooded streets, call the Dearborn Heights Police (non-emergency) telephone number: 313-277-6770 and help will be provided. In case of life-threatening emergencies, call 9-1-1.

For more information on coping with flood-related issues, click the "Flood Information" link on the main page of this website.


Curbisde Recycling . . . What Can (and Can't) be Recycled

Do you ever wonder (as you are preparing to drop that item in your recycling bin) if it is on the "acceptable" list for recycling? Wonder no more - the Waste Management Corporation has produced a convenient handout explaining what can (and can't) be recycled.

Click here to see Waste Management's recycling guidelines.


Residents Reminded to "Run Their Water" After Water Main BreaksThe City of Dearborn Heights has experienced a number of water main breaks over the past several weeks. In many cases, small amounts of rust coloration are released into the water supply as the repairs are being made. If you experience this discoloration in your water, you should simply run it 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.
Thinking about building a rain garden? Click here for some helpful information and tips.

Calendar of EventsFor a list of current events, please refer to the calendar.
Parks & Recreation Programs and Events
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2013 Holiday Trash Schedule
Click here for the 2013 Holiday Trash Schedule