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Wayne County to open Multi Agency Resource Centers to assist flood victims

The Wayne County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) will open two Multi Agency Resource Centers (MARCs) where residents impacted by the recent flooding receive assistance from an array of government and non-profit agencies. These temporary outreach facilities are part of the response to the State of Emergency declared last week by Executive Warren C. Evans in response to the flooding.

"While the rain stopped, we know residents are still recovering from the damage and it's important they receive the help they need," said Executive Warren C. Evans. "The MARCs create a convenient point of contact for affected residents to identify what assistance is available to them."

The MARCs will be open at the following places and times:

Dearborn Heights Justice Center

25637 Michigan Avenue

Dearborn Heights, MI 48125

Wednesday May 8, 2019

1 PM to 8 PM

Kennedy Memorial Building

3240 Ferris Street

Lincoln Park, MI 48146

Wednesday May 8, 2019

10 AM to 5 PM

Thursday May 9, 2019

1 PM to 7 PM

"The Multi Agency Resource Centers are virtual one-stop shops for residents seeking flood-related assistance," said DHSEM Director Tadarial J. Sturdivant. "They allow us to cut through red tape for anyone who needs help in this emergency and connect them with all of the agencies that can support them."

In addition to DHSEM, agencies participating include the Wayne County Department of Health, Veterans, and Community Wellness, State of Michigan Health and Human Services, State of Michigan Department Insurance & Financial Services, Michigan Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD), the American Red Cross, and the Salvation Army. Muck Out Kits containing supplies to assist residents cleaning water-damaged areas will be distributed as well.

Both MARC events are free and open to all Wayne County residents affected by the recent flooding. No appointment is necessary.