Dearborn was among the worst hit by major flooding in the Metro Detroit area over the weekend. The severe storms also knocked out power to thousands.
According to CDC, “When returning to a home that’s been flooded after natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and floods, people need to be aware that their house may be contaminated with mold or sewage, which can cause health risks for individuals and families.” While clearing flood water is a good first step, this alone does not take away the other harmful components that enters along with the flood. Indeed, water will still be soaked everywhere, especially on dry walls and cabins; mold forms so quickly and won’t even be noticeable.
That means we must take steps to protect our communities during the cleanup and after the flood. We will need dehumidifiers and fans for homes to be running for days trying to absorb as much water as possible out, specific heavy duty air filters will also be needed to be installed to provide a better air quality and filter out mold, as well as cleaning supplies, and spray bottles to reach behind walls and into corners.
The severe rain resulted in widespread flooding, power outages, flooded roadways, stranded motorists, flooding of homes and displaced residents. With the commitment of generous donors and volunteers, we will ensure that everyone in Dearborn has the support they need.
Your support will help those impacted by the recent flooding in Dearborn. Thank you!
1. Report Flood Damage and Estimated Losses City of Dearborn
2. Arabic Form City of Dearborn
4. Flooding Volunteer Clean Up Form Organized by Abdallah Hammoud
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