July 3, 2019: Due to the continued high water condition posing an immediate or imminent threat to persons or property in The Charter Township of East China (The Township), it is the recommendation of the Emergency Preparedness Committee that The Township Supervisor declare a FLOOD EMERGENCY for The Charter Township of East China effective immediately. Property owners in the flood prone areas along the St. Clair River and Belle River in The Township are directed to take immediate necessary measures to protect their properties via the installation of temporary dikes, sandbags, or other methods of flood prevention or flood protection. The Township will assess and monitor individual properties and, if it is determined that a property owner is not taking appropriate measures, The Township will install temporary dikes, sandbags, or other methods of flood prevention or flood protection at the property owner’s cost. This action is allowed per Chapter 253, “Flood Damage Prevention” of the East China Township Ordinance, (Ordinance Number 155 adopted 7/20/1987).
St. Clair County Press Releases:June 21, 2019: DECLARATION OF STATE OF EMERGENCY
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June 2019 Newsletter
May 23, 2019:A conference call was held at 9:00 a.m. this morning with local governmental officials, the Emergency Operation Center and the Army Corp of Engineers to receive an update on water levels in Lake Huron and the St. Clair River. At this time, it appears we have potentially reached peak water levels for the summer. Higher water levels may arise should additional rainwater or heavy wind impact local waterways. At this time, no additional major flooding expected, however the threat exists in low lying areas. Residents should continue to take steps to protect property from water damage resulting from wind driven high water or boating wakes. Boaters are strongly encouraged to reduce wakes as much as possible to prevent property damage. No wake zone maps can be downloaded at: http://www.bluewaysofstclair.org/nowakezone.asp. READ FULL TEXT HERE