Mt. Clemens, MI - With projections from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the National Weather Service estimating water levels at or near record highs on the Great Lakes in 2020, Macomb County Emergency Management is partnering with the county’s lakefront communities and a diverse group of federal, state, county and local agencies to host public information meetings for local residents interested in gathering more information on protecting themselves, their families and their property from the effects of lakeshore flooding.
“The best time to prepare for flood conditions is before the water rises,” said Brandon Lewis, director of Emergency Management and Communications for Macomb County. “These public information meetings will give residents tips and tools to protect themselves and reduce the potential damage caused by rising lake levels.”
Public information meetings are currently scheduled for:
Harrison Township: Wednesday, March 18th, 6:00 pm at MacRay Harbor, 30675 N. River Rd, Harrison Township.
St. Clair Shores: Thursday, March 26th, 7:00 pm at St. Clair Shores Senior Activity Center, 20000 Stephens, St. Clair Shores.
Officials will be on hand from local government, the county, the Michigan State Police, the Michigan Department of Energy, Great Lakes and Environment (EGLE), the National Weather Service and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to share valuable flood preparedness information and answer resident questions.
“Last July we set the all-time highest level ever recorded for Lake St. Clair at 577.7 feet,” said Ken Verkest, Harrison Township Supervisor. “Although this winter has been mild so far, current water levels are well above last year at this time. We are working with county, state and federal authorities to get the latest forecasts and recommendations for the 2020 season. We invite everyone to attend this Town Hall meeting, hear from these agencies, and ask questions.”
Previous public information meetings in New Baltimore and Chesterfield Township drew over 150 residents seeking to hear from experts and have their questions answered.