*County News*

Trash Troubles: City by City Updates

August 19th 2014

Trash Troubles: City by City Updates (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 19, 2014) As the trash from flooded homes piles up on curbs, in processing facilities, and in landfills, the most immediate problem facing municipalities is what to do with all that sewer-water-soaked stuff.  Residents and city leaders worry over the potential health effects.  “ My […]

Madison Heights Contends Illegal Dumping by SOCRRA

August 19th 2014

Madison Heights Contends Illegal Dumping by SOCRRA (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 19, 2014)   The City of Madison Heights put a halt to what they call illegal dumping at a SOCRRA transfer station located in their City. The following press release gives details of their claim: “On Monday, August 18th, City personnel observed that several […]

Resource Centers Set Up for Flood Victims

August 18th 2014

Resource Centers Set Up for Flood Victims (Oakland County Press Release, Aug. 17, 2014) Residents and businesses impacted by this week’s storms and flooding will be able to meet face to face with multiple government and human service agencies next week. Oakland County Homeland Security Division, in partnership with the State of Michigan, will set […]

How to Avoid After-Flood Scams

August 15th 2014

How to Avoid After-Flood Scams (Attorney General Bill Schuette, Aug. 15, 2014)                  Attorney General Bill Schuette today issued a consumer alert with tips for southeast Michigan residents facing damage from recent flooding. The alert, which Schuette issued through his Consumer Protection Division, offers tips on avoiding scam artists and criminals who exploit emergency situations, […]

Insurance Agent Answers Water-Related Questions (video)

August 13th 2014

Independent Insurance Agent Answers Water-Related Questions (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 13, 2014) The recent flooding has caused a lot of damage to basements and property in Oakland County, and many have complained of not being able to get through to their insurance providers.  We spoke with Ferndale-based independent insurance agent Adrianne Greer about common […]

Renaissance Vineyard Church Coordinating Volunteers & Supplies

August 13th 2014

Renaissance Vineyard Church Coordinating Volunteers & Supplies (C.Proxmire, Aug. 13, 2014) For those in South Oakland County who want to help flood victims clean up, Renaissance Vineyard Church has stepped up to be the hub for volunteers and cleaning supplies.  Located at 1841 Pinecrest Dr in Ferndale (NW corner of 9 Mile and Pinecrest, behind […]

The Day After the Flood: Hard Work, Loss, and Community (video)

August 12th 2014

The Day After the Flood: Hard Work, Loss, and Community (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 12, 2014) NOTE: The video below is an interview with Royal Oak Mayor Jim Ellison and a man who was trapped in the avalanche. The devastation of Monday night’s record-breaking floods is becoming apparent as the water recedes and people […]

Oakland County Issues Floodwater Safety Precautions

August 11th 2014

Oakland County Issues Floodwater Safety Precautions (Oakland County Public Health Press Release, Aug. 11, 2014) In response to widespread flooding, County Executive L. Brooks Patterson urges citizens to follow these safety precautions from the Oakland County Health Division to help minimize possibilities of illness, serious injury, or drowning: Stay out of flooded areas – It […]

Oakland County Pounded by Rain, Swamped with Flooding

August 11th 2014

Oakland County Pounded by Rain, Swamped with Flooding (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 11, 2014)   An unusual amount of rain has fallen in Oakland County, causing flooded basements, closed expressways and power outages. Michigan State Police issued a statement urging people off the roads. “Please advise your viewers, listeners or readers to avoid non-essential use […]

A Look at Data: Increased Births & Decreased Deaths in Oakland Co.

August 9th 2014

A Look at Data: Increased Births and Decreased Deaths in Oakland County (Kurt Metzger, Director Emeritus, Data Driven Detroit / Mayor, Pleasant Ridge,Aug. 9, 2014) Have you looked around your community of late and noticed more strollers and small people o the streets? I know I have and recognize it as a sign that Pleasant […]

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