To all city residents:
We have obviously suffered yet another historic rain event. At this point, our focus is first on the protection of the health and well-being of our residents, workers, and visitors. We have called in members of our Department of Public Services staff and other support to assist with flood remediation efforts. We are in communication with the Governor's office and are seeking guidance and assistance from other appropriate governmental agencies. As we await word about the potential for the declaration of a state of emergency, we ask all residents to document any flood damage with photographs and/or video in the event disaster relief is later made available. Any other documentary or physical evidence of damage could also be critical to obtaining such relief should it become available. As always, we ask residents to take special care to be safe around standing water and be mindful of the dangers associated when electrical current comes into contact with water. Our Police and Fire Departments as well as other city personnel are on the lookout for open and obvious hazards but we also rely on all of you to keep us informed of safety issues in and around your homes and businesses. Stay tuned to the city's social media pages and website for further developments. The Inkster Police Department's non-emergency number (313) 563-9850 is receiving calls this weekend and residents can call the city's general number at (313) 563-4232 during normal business hours for more information. All emergencies should be reported using 9-11.