Flood turns streets into a waste dump

Hours after a devastating flood ravaged Southeast Michigan, residents began cleaning up flooded basements, where most people use them for living space.

Damaged furniture and clothing and household items crowd the sidewalks in the area hit by the flood, making look like a sporadic dump.

Most residents have reported about a foot of water, backing up into their basements Saturday morning and thousands of residents are still without electricity.

Cities are asking residents to report damage and have promised to pick up the trash at the curbside starting today, Monday. Cities are asking residents to avoid parking on the street to facilitate the collection.

Local officials are working with the governor to declare Southeast Michigan a disaster area and facilitate federal help.

To report damage to the City of Dearborn, Click here

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