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South Lyon officials declare local disaster declaration following Thursday’s storm

Oakland County Executive Dave Coulter has issued a county disaster declaration letter asking for a disaster declaration from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s office on behalf of the City of South Lyon.

While Oakland County did not experience as much storm damage as other areas such as the Williamston/Fowlerville area, South Lyon officials have signed a local disaster declaration, the first step in accessing state and federal resources to assist with storm damage recovery efforts.

“Fortunately, Oakland County appears to have largely escaped the worst of the damage from (Thursday) night’s storm compared to some of our neighboring counties,” Coulter said. “Our Department of Emergency Management is in touch with and is providing assistance to communities that have reported more significant damage, notably South Lyon.”

South Lyon Police reported trees and power lines were downed by the storm, with damage to numerous homes and vehicles, especially on the west side of Lafayette Street/Pontiac Trail and south of Lake Street/10 Mile.

Oakland County residents, businesses, and property owners who have experienced storm damage or have observed damage to roadways or other areas due to the recent storms are asked to fill out the Storm Damage Self-Reporting Tool. This is a self-reporting tool, not 911. If there is an immediate, life-threatening need, please call 911. 

Submitting a damage report is not an application for financial assistance. This is a data collection tool to allow us to assess storm damage.

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