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Posted on: May 31, 2020

Midland County Flooding Update - May 31

May 31, 2020 - Sunday’s weather is clear and sunny and the week ahead is currently forecasted to have a slight chance of rain on and off with possible morning thunderstorms on Wednesday and again in the afternoon on Friday.

Following are updates related to flood recovery resources and activities:

Additional First Responders to Assist Edenville Township

Beginning Monday, June 1, first responders from the following fire departments will be staffing both Edenville Township Fire Stations to provide adequate response:

  • City of Mt. Pleasant Fire Department
  • City of Midland Fire Department
  • Larkin Township Fire Department
  • Breckenridge/Wheeler Fire Department

Laundry Vouchers

Free vouchers for access to laundry facilities for Midland and Gladwin County residents impacted by the flood are available at the nine United Way distribution sites in both counties (see locations under United Way below). The following laundry locations will accept the vouchers beginning Saturday, May 30:

  • Lifestyle Garment Care – 2706 N. Saginaw Road
  • Totally Clean Coin Laundry – 2 locations
  • 717 Waldo Avenue
  • 1720 N. Saginaw Road
  • Coleman Laundryland - 403 E. Washington Street, Coleman
  • Sun and Suds Laundromat - 352 Ross Street, Beaverton
  • Gladwin Cleaners – 231 E. Cedar Ave., Gladwin

Resources for Residents with Diabetes 

The American Diabetes Association and the Diabetes Disaster Response Coalition are offers its support to residents with diabetes during the recent flooding event. For questions or support regarding diabetes, diabetes supplies, and management, contact the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-342-2383, Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. or visit www.diabetesdisasterresponse.org/resources. For residents who would prefer to contact a representative in Midland County, please contact Kerri LaFore at 989-859-2339.

Vaccine Clinic Available Monday

The Midland County Department of Public Health will be hosting a vaccine clinic to provide vaccinations that can protect residents in the event they are injured while working in flood-contaminated areas. Injuries sustained in unsanitary conditions carry a risk of contracting a disease. Vaccines for Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis) and Hepatitis A will be available at both clinics.

The clinic will be held Monday, June 1, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Jerome Township Fire Station 1, 725 Irish Street in Sanford.

Potable Water Stations Available in Edenville

Midland County residents without water service can get potable water at both Edenville Township fire stations.

These stations are located at:

  • 420 Moore Street
  • 4708 N. Lake Sanford Road

Residents should bring their own containers for transporting water.

Assistance for Residents with Non-Functioning Wells

Residents who are experiencing issues with their groundwater wells should contact the Midland County Department of Public Health at 989-832-6380 to report their concerns. A member of Environmental Health will be dispatched to assist property owners with options.

REMINDERS FROM PREVIOUS RELEASES:

 Construction Permits and Inspections for Flood-Damaged Properties and Infrastructure

Property owners in Midland County are reminded that they should secure all required permits and inspections as they make repairs and replace infrastructure in their homes and businesses. The process for requesting these services is outlined below.

Midland County:
Residents in townships, the City of Coleman, or the Village of Merrill are encouraged to contact a licensed building contractor or restoration company to obtain the needed permits for their homes and businesses. To schedule an inspection or apply for a permit, contact the Township Code Authority of Midland County at 989-837-6521 or contact the appropriate department.

Individual inspection departments can be reached as follows:

  • Plumbing/mechanical – 989-246-4817
  • Electrical – 989-737-6375
  • Building – 989-313-2168

To find building permit applications forms, building permit and inspection information coverage areas, and more, please visit www.townshipcodeauthority.com.

City of Midland:
To schedule a building inspection or apply for a building permit related to the recent flooding event in the City of Midland, residents should call the Building Department at 989-837-3383 and leave a voicemail message regarding their project or email the appropriate staff member.

Individual inspectors can be reached as follows:

For fire safety inspections and other plans related to fire safety, please contact Midland Fire Department Fire Marshal Tony Lelo at 989-837-3413 or alelo@midland-mi.org.

To find City building permit applications forms, building permit and inspection information, and more, please visit www.cityofmidlandmi.gov/building. For fire department permit and inspection information, visit www.cityofmidlandmi.gov/fire. Fees will be waived for all City permits related to flood damage.

United Way Distribution and Donation Information 

Beginning Wednesday, May 27, the following locations will serve as both drop-off sites for individuals who wish to donate the items listed above and pick-up sites for individuals who need access to these supplies. These sites will be open seven days a week from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the following locations:

  • West Midland Family Center, 4011 W. Isabella Road
  • Coleman High School, 4951 N. Lewis Road
  • Sanford Senior Center, 3243 N. West River Road
  • Meridian Elementary School, 3353 N. Meridian Road
  • North Family Center, 2601 E. Shearer Road
  • Gladwin – Parking lot behind Forge Fitness, 237 W. Cedar Avenue, Gladwin (Parking lot is at the corner of Arcade Street and Grout Street)
  • Midland High School, 1301 Eastlawn Drive
  • Bullock Creek High School, 1420 S. Badour Road

The current list of items needed includes:

  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Food
  • Water
  • Personal care items
  • Household goods

Clothing donations will not be accepted at this time.

In collaboration with Dow and the Midland Emergency Operations Center (EOC), United Way of Midland County has created a process for those who wish to donate and those in need of items for flood relief. The Supplies Donations Plan provides a framework to collect and distribute donated items to those in need.

Businesses or organizations who wish to donate items must first fill out the Supplies Donations Survey online at www.reliefmidland.org and click the link under Corporate Supplies Donations to complete a donation survey. United Way will be in contact with all survey submissions within 72 hours to discuss next steps. Urgent donations needs will be processed as soon as possible. Individuals should drop off donations only at the locations listed above.

Midland Sanitary Landfill Hours Extended to Sunday

The Midland Sanitary Landfill is currently open during its regular operating hours, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Customers accessing the Landfill will be required to report where flood debris originated from for State of Michigan reporting requirements. Due to the high anticipated volume of customers accessing the Landfill, wait times may be significant.

Shower Facilities Available 

Displaced residents in need of shower facilities may access showers at the following locations during the specified hours:

  • North Midland Family Center - 2601 E. Shearer Rd, Midland
  • Open Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • West Midland Family Center – 4011 W. Isabella Rd, Shepherd
  • Open Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Rest Station Available 

Meridian High School, 3303 N. Meridian Road in Sanford, is open as a rest station daily from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. providing Wi-Fi, electrical charging stations,, and water resources.

For previous updates, flood response information, and details on relief efforts, please visit the following resources:

  • www.midland911.org
  • www.cityofmidlandmi.gov
  • www.co.midland.mi.us
  • Facebook channels for the following entities:
    • Midland County Emergency Management (MI)
    • Midland County 911
    • City of Midland, Michigan – Municipal Government
  • Twitter: @CityofMidlandMI
  • Twitter: @MidlandCountyMI
  • Call 2-1-1
  • Sign up for 911 text and email alerts through Nixle.com


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