Important Information About the Recent Flood
RO Trash & Recycle Collection Resumes Normal Schedule
** As of 8-24-2014 @ 3:50pm: The City of Royal Oak’s refuse hauler, Rizzo Services, was able to accomplish the impossible task of finishing a City-wide waste collection this past weekend. Because of the number of trucks and crews who continued to work non-stop, we are now back to a normal trash and recycle collection schedule starting Monday, Aug. 25. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
The Michigan Community Service Commission has established a signup form to ask for assistance. If you would like to request assistance in removing flood-affecting belongings, mud, sand, or floodwater, gutting flood-affected walls (drywall/paneling) or disinfecting, visit www.bit.ly/floodcleanupsemi and complete the Flood Cleanup Assistance Form. Beginning Wednesday, Aug. 20 you can also call 211 and enter your request for volunteer help. Read More »
Mayor Urges Seniors to Seek Assistance With Flood Cleanup
Mayor Jim Ellison recorded a phone message today encouraging Royal Oak’s elderly citizens to seek volunteer assistance in cleaning up basements flooded during the phenomenal rainfall the area experienced last week. Read More »
Flood Claim Request Form
Public Act 222 of 2001 clarifies the conditions under which municipalities are liable for sewer backups.
If you experienced an overflow or backup and would like to file a claim, please send us your information via our online Flood Claim Request Form. Claim forms must be returned to the City by September 25, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. You must include your name and address in order to receive a claim request form.
More than 5,200 flood claims have been recorded and this map shows the where the claims are concentrated in Royal Oak: Flood Claims Map.
Additional Informational Resources
Oakland County has set up Multi-Agency Resource Centers (MARC) in Troy and Southfield to assist those residents and businesses impacted by the flood. The Troy MARC will be open from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the Troy Community Center, 3179 Livernois Road north of Big Beaver. The Southfield MARC will be open 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the Southfield Pavilion, 26000 Evergreen Road south of the I-696 expressway. Read More ».
Additional information on coping with water and sewer backup, dealing with health and safety issues, cleanup and protection against disease is available here.
You can also visit the Oakland County Health Division for even more resources and information regarding flooding at: http://www.oakgov.com/health/Pages/Flood_Safety.aspx
Is Royal Oak Michigan’s New Tech Center?
A wave of cutting edge technology companies continue to call Royal Oak home.
Meet Vectorform, a digital products design firm, which is moving into 20,000 square feet of office space in the former Barnes & Noble building;
Marvel Apps, recently named by Crain’s Detroit as one of the top five Michigan mobile app developers; and Crowdrise, which just raised $23 million in venture capital.
Watch the video at: http://youtu.be/YFn9ErhsWI0?list=UUSVJC5a0qB5UWd0XkwOwEiA
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