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Meeting on infrastructure flood solutions draws national official, Downriver leaders

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An administrator from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration visited Southgate and Dearborn Heights, and drew in mayors and city officials from several Downriver communities looking for solutions to stop flooding in the area.

The meeting with Rick Spinrad, PhD., offered city leaders a first-hand opportunity to look at the infrastructure improvements underway in the southeast portion of the state.

It’s a topic that impacts numerous communities in Dearborn and Downriver

Dearborn Heights Mayor Bill Bazzi, along with Mayor Lamar Tidwell of Ecorse, Mayor Michael Higgins of Lincoln Park, Mayor Gail McLeod of Allen Park, and Mayor Tim Woolley of Taylor, exchanged information and shared concerns pertaining to infrastructure floods and how it has an impact on their respective cities.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Administrator Rick Spinrad, Ph.D. addresses local mayors and officials during his visit to southeast Michigan. The meeting was held at the Downriver Community Conference building in Southgate, followed by an “in-person” review of the creek in Dearborn Heights. (Photo courtesy of the city of Dearborn Heights)

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