Basement Sewer Backups (June 2021)
The City experienced significant flooding during the early morning hours of Saturday, June 26th. It has been reported that the City received more than 6” of rainfall associated with this event and additional rainfall is forecasted over the weekend. Unlike significant flooding that occurred a decade ago, the Kerby Road Pump Station and City Infrastructure remained fully operational. However, it is apparent that the Fox Creek Enclosure, which is located downstream and transmits sewage to the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) for treatment, filled to capacity and could not handle additional incoming storm water.
In addition to basement flooding, there is significant street flooding with submerged vehicles. Areas impacted are primarily in the Inland District between Ridge Road and Mack Ave.
The City has created a presentation regarding the June 25-26, 2021 Rain Event. View the presentation here.
Submit a Sewer back-up claim form
If your home experienced basement flooding please fill out the Sewer Back-Up Claim Form. Under State Law (Public Act 222 of 2001) you now have 45 days from the date of the event (August 10, 2021) to file a claim form with the City of Grosse Pointe Farms. This is the only form you will need to fill out at this time. The purpose of this claim form is to document damages; however, it is not a guarantee of reimbursement. Save the completed form to your computer and then email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include the property address and claim number 100GL2100198 in subject line. Please attach supporting documentation to the email.
The State of Michigan has compiled a list of resources residents who have experienced flooding can utilize.
apply for fema assistance
President Biden has declared that a major disaster exists in Wayne County, Michigan. To learn how to apply for individual assistance from FEMA click here.
Regular rubbish, recycling and yard waste collection are on their normal schedule again beginning Monday, July 12th.
Flood debris will be collected by outside contractors this week. Please keep your regular rubbish containers separate from your flood debris piles. This help the outside contractors quickly identify and collect flood debris as they drive throughout the City.
Report missed rubbish collection to email@example.com.
FURNACE & HOT WATER TANK REPLACEMENT PERMITS
As the clean-up and restoration continues, we want to remind residents that permits are required for the replacement of furnaces and hot water tanks. The permit process helps ensure the safety of residents and your homes. However, due to the extreme hardship so many residents are facing, the related permit fees will be waived for any replacements associated with the flooding event.
If you have already applied for a permit and paid the associated fees, a refund will automatically be issued to you. Please expect to receive you refund within 30 days.
city council statement regarding local flooding
previous notices to residents
- City of Grosse Pointe Farms: Flood Alert (06/26/2021 at 3:53 am)
- City of Grosse Pointe Farms: Pier Park Closed Due to Flooding (06/26/2021 at 6:25 am)
- City of Grosse Pointe Farms: Rain Event Update (06/26/2021 at 11:21 am)
- City of Grosse Pointe Farms: Rain Event Update (06/28/2021)
- City of Grosse Pointe Farms: Rubbish Collection Update (06/30/2021)
- City of Grosse Pointe Farms: Rain Event Update (07/01/2021)
- City of Grosse Pointe Farms: Letter from the Mayor Regarding the Rain Event (07/01/2021)
- City of Grosse Pointe Farms: Rain Event Update (07/02/2021)
- City of Grosse Pointe Farms: Rubbish Collection Update (07/03/2021)
- City of Grosse Pointe Farms: Rubbish, Recycling and Yard Waste Collection Update (07/07/2021)
- City of Grosse Pointe Farms: Rubbish, Yard Waste and Recycling Update for Thursday, July 8, 2021 (07/08/2021)
- City of Grosse Pointe Farms: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Visit (07/09/2021).
- City of Grosse Pointe Farms: FEMA Update (07/15/2021)