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Posted on: May 7, 2019

UPDATE ON FLOODING AFTERMATH: Data still being gathered and special debris pickup scheduled

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In the aftermath of last week's horrible flooding in the area, damage assessment forms are still being collected by the City of Taylor, and a special flooding debris curbside pickup is scheduled for this Saturday and Sunday, May 11 and 12, across the community.

As of Tuesday morning (May 7) over 160 residents have turned in a flooding "damage assessment form" to the Customer Service Center at City Hall (23555 Goddard Road). This is the first step of a process to identify the situation, which involves large amounts of damage over several cities. 

Wayne County recommends that residents who suffered damages due to the flooding should fill out the damage assessment form. If you have not, the next deadline for submitting the forms is 10 a.m,. Friday (May 10). At that time, the City will gather them again and send them down to the county for tabulation. All forms must be dropped off at City Hall in person.


In other related news, GFL will be running garbage trucks throughout Taylor on Saturday and Sunday (May 11 and 12) focusing on flood debris only. Officials emphasize that picking up this debris is time consuming. While debris is to be left at curbside, it is suggested that residents use plastic bags or water-proof boxes to package the debris. That will quicken the collection process. GFL's regular curbside service is currently picking up smaller flood debris on its routes. Residents should not panic if their flood debris at curbside is not picked up right away -- it will be picked up eventually.

GFL will take everything, except hazardous waste. It is important that the items that need to be picked up are out by end of day Friday, May 10.  GFL pickups will start at sun up.

Street sweepers have been focused on areas in Taylor that were hardest hit throughout last weekend and this week.

The City of Taylor's Transfer Station/Compost Site, located on Racho Road south of Eureka, will continue to accept flood debris free throughout this emergency for residents. All you have to do is cart it to the site and show your ID (driver's license). They will accept flood debris throughout the regular business week, and again from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday (May 11) and Sunday (May 12).

The Red Cross will continue to give away flood cleanup kits from 1-8 p.m. Wednesday (May 8) at the 20th District Court, 25637 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn Heights. Taylor residents are welcome to stop at that location to pickup needed cleaning materials.

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