Huntington Woods

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 […]

Dream Cruise Tribute to Fallen Officer Sgt. O’Rourke (video)

August 16th 2014

Dream Cruise Kicks off with Tribute to Fallen Officer Sgt. Patrick O’Rourke (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, photos: Jaw Dropping Photography, Aug. 16, 2014) The Lights and Sirens Parade is a Ferndale tradition that gives police and fire departments, along with historical vehicle collectors, a chance to blare their sirens, flash their lights, and zip down […]

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 […]

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 […]

Wild About Reading Charity Walk for Literacy at Zoo Sept. 6

August 10th 2014

Wild About Reading Charity Walk for Literacy at Zoo Sept. 6 (press release, Aug. 10, 2014)   Oakland Literacy Council (OLC) asks that you mark your calendars for our Wild About Reading charity walk on September 6th from 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak, Michigan. All proceeds raised will […]

Primary Elections Aug. 5 – Stories and Other Resources

August 4th 2014

Primary Elections Aug. 5 – Stories and Other Resources (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 2, 2014) On August 5 voters will be able to vote in the primary elections. There are several community ballot proposals, a statewide proposal, and a county-wide proposal on funding for public transportation, elections for some District Court Judge positions and primaries […]