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, … [Read more...]

Oakland County releases damage estimate from flooding

In a press release it was announced that Oakland County’s preliminary damage estimate from Monday night’s historic rainfall that brought heavy flooding is $337 million. That number is only an estimate and could grow higher as more damage assessments come in. Residents who still need to report damage or request assistance should do so through their local city or township government. “The damage estimate does not reflect the magnitude of the task that lies ahead for our residents to recover … [Read more...]

Oakland County offers Skywarn Spotter Training Classes

The Oakland County Homeland Security Division announced its schedule of seven Skywarn spotter training classes which will commence on Monday February 24 and culminate on Monday April 7, 2014. “Everyone complains about the weather, but nobody ever does anything about it.  As a Skywarn spotter you can have an impact on protecting human life and property by warning people in advance of approaching tornadoes or severe thunderstorms,” said Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson. “Despite all … [Read more...]