Since Friday night, Detroit Water and Sewerage Department and City of Detroit Department of Public Works, along with other city departments, the Great Lakes Water Authority and volunteers, have responded to severe flooding due to the rain event of June 25-26.
Crews are dispatched to severely flooded areas to unclog drains, clear debris and ensure that systems are operating at maximum capacity.
Residents are encouraged to:
- Call 313-267-8000 or visit detroitmi.gov/waterdamageclaims to report water damage
- Place flood-damaged items at the curb. The Department of Public Works will pick them up.
- Follow flood safety tips. Do not walk in standing water, particularly if the area includes electrical appliances or exposed outlets. Do not drive in standing water.
- Take precautions for the event of more rain, including moving valuables to upper floors and making sure your rain-gutters and downspouts are cleared of leaves and other debris.