Oakland County sets up resource centers for those impacted by flood

As reported last week, Oakland County sustained an estimated $337 million worth of damage from the flooding that happened on Monday, August 11. So, it has been announced via press release that residents and businesses impacted by the storms and flooding will be able to meet face-to-face with multiple government and human service agencies. Oakland County Homeland Security Division, in partnership with the State of Michigan, will set up multi-agency resource centers, or MARCs, in Troy on Monday, August 18 and Tuesday, August 19; and in Southfield on Wednesday, August 20 and Thursday, August 21.

“The flooding impacted thousands of individuals who now have many questions about how to recover from this disaster,” Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said. “The MARCs will be an opportunity to meet with experts who can answer some of those questions.”

Individuals will be able to discuss issues related to the historic rainfall with representatives from state, local, human service, and volunteer organizations. They include: the Oakland County Health Division, Oakland County Homeland Security Division, Oakland County Community Mental Health Authority, Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services, Michigan Department of Human Services, Michigan State Police, American Red Cross, Salvation Army, Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster, Area Agency on Aging 1-B, and Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency, among others.

The Troy MARC will be open from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday, August 18 and Tuesday, August 19 at the Troy Community Center, 3179 Livernois Road north of Big Beaver. The Southfield MARC will be open 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Wednesday, August 20 and Thursday, August 21 at the Southfield Pavilion, 26000 Evergreen Road south of the I-696 expressway.

“Thank you to the cities of Southfield and Troy for helping us host the MARCs,” Patterson said.

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