Wayne County communities cope with flood fallout

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Detroit — Sherry Wheeler’s furnace is 6 months previous and ruined, and the firm that marketed it to her states the warranty won’t include a flood that in essence turned her East English Village basement into an outhouse.

The washer and dryer? Also ruined. Stove and refrigerator? Identical. Grandkids’ toys? Yuck.

“I did obtain some spouse and children photos and the kids’ delivery certificates,” Wheeler mentioned Monday, and when she laid them in the sunshine, “they dried ideal up.”

“Of training course,” she included, “they stink.”

Communities throughout Metro Detroit, and especially in Wayne County, ended up assessing damages from the weekend’s flooding. Wayne County communities are trying to beat a July 6 deadline to turn above preliminary estimates to the county authorities.

Bottom line, it can be an odious predicament.

Some sections of Metro Detroit obtained as significantly as 7 inches of rain above a 12-hour period of time concerning Friday night time and Saturday, prompting piles of sodden rubble at curbsides and an crisis declaration from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer that’ll be in place till July 24.