Southfield declares State of Emergency due to receent severe storms

June 21, 2024

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Mayor Ken Siver declared a State of Emergency on June 21, 2024 as a result of sustained widespread damage throughout areas of the city caused by a severe thunderstorm cell that was accompanied by high winds and heavy rains.

Residents are reminded that all branches must still be placed with the cut ends towards the curb for pickup. Depending upon the amount of branches in your areas, it may take longer than the designated trash collection day to dispose of them.

Due to the storm, the following conditions continue to exist:

  • Widespread power outages throughout the city adversely affecting residents, businesses, city buildings, and sanitary lift stations.
  • One (1) fire station still operating on backup generator power.
  • Anticipating, at least, 3-4 additional weeks of storm debris clean up from city rights-of-ways and other areas.
  • Significant tree damage to numerous resident’s homes. Damage assessment underway by Southfield Building Department.

The Mayor’s State of Emergency declaration ensures that all available local resources and funding are being utilized to the fullest possible extent. The response and recovery elements of our Emergency Operations Plan have also been fully activated.