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‘Excessive rainfall’ forecasted for the next three days


Basically: expect a lot of rain Friday and Saturday.

Posted by The Huron Hub | Thursday, July 15, 2021

The wet weather continues late this week and into the weekend.

Forecasters are calling for what they say is possible “excessive rainfall” through Saturday.

A risk for excessive rainfall exists south of a line from Ann Arbor to Detroit Friday, according to the National Weather Service in Detroit/Pontiac.

Total rainfall of 1 to 2 inches will be possible through Saturday with some potential for rainfall amounts to reach or exceed 3 inches in spots.


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Huron Rotary hosting community picnic on July 17

Posted by The Huron Hub | Wednesday, July 14, 2021

The Huron Township Rotary is hosting a free community picnic on Saturday, July 17 at Lajko Park. More info:

Lajko Park’s location

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Severe weather alert: strong thunderstorms possible Wednesday afternoon

(Huron Hub file photo)

Posted by The Huron Hub – Wednesday, July 7, 2021 – 1:44 p.m. EDT

All of southeast Michigan is currently under a severe thunderstorm watch through 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Scattered severe storms are possible this afternoon/evening particularly for areas south of M-59 down to the Ohio border.

Damaging winds gusts remain the primary threat with heavy rainfall/flooding also being possible.


First responders rescue distressed kayaker on river without life jacket in Huron Township

Photos courtesy of Huron Township Department of Public Safety

Posted by The Huron Hub – Monday, July 6, 2021

Huron Township public safety staff helped save a kayaker in distress last week who was on the Huron River without a life jacket on.

Huron Township public safety staff helped save a kayaker in distress last week who was on the Huron River without a life jacket on.

On June 27, 2021 at 7:02 p.m., The Huron Township Police and Fire Departments were dispatched to the 22000 block of Bell Road for a kayaker in distress on the river.

The kayaker was described as holding on to a tree with no life jacket.

The Huron Township Fire Department responded with a rescue boat.

At 7:40 p.m., firefighters reported that the person was rescued and was safely in the rescue boat.

An initial investigation indicated that the person had a life jacket on the boat but lost it when the boat capsized.

Flat Rock, Gibraltar, Woodhaven, and Rockwood fire departments also responded as part of mutual aid.

“Our 16-foot Rescue Boat was put into active service in January of this year. This is our second successful rescue this season. We have trained several of our firefighters to operate the boat so we could quickly respond in the event that a life-saving effort is needed,” said Everette Robbins, Huron Township director of public safety.

“Although the river may not look very intimidating at times, it is important that those on the water wear a personal flotation device at all times. If we have learned anything, it is that these incidents occur quickly and without notice. We are thankful we were able to get the victim to shore safely. I don’t think I can say enough how thankful I am for our first responders who without thought put themselves in harm’s way. With that being said, we also feel extremely fortunate to have a community that supports its public safety department. This support allows us to purchase and maintain the tools we need to do the job safely, which in turn saves lives.”


Four-year project to resurface, rebuild I-275 in Wayne County begins July 6


Posted by The Huron Hub – July 5, 2021

A major road construction project on I-275 starts on Tuesday.

The Michigan Department of Transportation will be repairing and rebuilding 24 miles of I-275 between Will Carlton Road and 6 Mile Road in Wayne County in six phases over four years.

The project includes 10 miles of concrete pavement repairs, 14 miles of rebuilding concrete pavement, asphalt resurfacing of four interchanges, rebuilding concrete pavement of parts or all of six interchanges, improving 65 bridges and a retaining wall, drainage improvements, sign replacements, traffic signal modernizations, intelligent transportation system (ITS) improvements, sidewalk improvements that are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and tree replacements. Additionally, a segment of the Metro Trail will be rebuilt to replace an adjacent retaining wall.

Lane restrictions July 6 – late fall:

– I-275 will have one lane open in each direction between I-94 and South Huron Road for concrete pavement repairs. 

– Pennsylvania Road will be closed over I-275 with traffic detoured to Sibley Road through late August. 

Lane restrictions July 7 – 11:

– The northbound I-275 ramp to Eureka Road(airport entrance) will be closed. Airport access will be available on eastbound I-94 via the Merriman Road exit.

– The westbound Eureka Road ramp to northbound I-275 will be closed with traffic detoured via southbound I-275 and Sibley Road to northbound I-275.

Beginning July 12:

– The 5 Mile Road bridge over I-275 will be closed with traffic detoured to 6 Mile Road through late September. 

– The Eureka Road bridge over I-275 will have one lane open in each direction through late August.

During this major multi-year project, work will be occurring in multiple areas at different times. Go to www.Revive275.org for more project details and updates.


Whitmer announces Michigan at full capacity beginning today, COVID-19 restrictions ended

Governor Whitmer announced the reopening of state to full capacity during a press conference at Belle Isle in Detroit.

Posted by The Huron Hub | June 22, 2021

Governor Whitmer and Lt. Governor Gilchrist today announced the reopening of state to full capacity at Belle Isle in Detroit, while highlighting the administration’s Economic Jumpstart Plan focused on strengthening the economy and putting Michigan residents back to work.

Starting today, capacity in both indoor and outdoor settings will increase to 100% and the state will no longer require residents to wear a face mask.

Small businesses and other venues still can require mask usage.

“Today is a day that we have all been waiting for, as we can safely get back to normal day-to-day activities and move forward together,” said Governor Whitmer. “We owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to the medical experts and health professionals who stood on the frontlines to keep us all safe. And we are incredibly thankful to all of the essential workers who kept our state moving. Thanks to the millions of Michiganders who rolled up their sleeves to get the safe, effective COVID-19 vaccine, we have been able to make these changes ahead of schedule. Our top priority going forward is taking full advantage of the billions in federal relief funding and our $3.5 billion surplus to jumpstart our economy. We have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to ensure that Michigan’s families, small businesses, and communities emerge from this pandemic stronger than ever before.”

Present at the announcement in Detroit were representatives of Michigan’s small businesses.

“As a small business owner Covid 19 was devastating to my business, but with the help of the State of Michigan and Governor Whitmer, we were able to maintain and stay open,” said Tiffany Barber, owner of Tiffany’s Delicious Dogs LLC. “Tiffany’s Delicious Dogs was a City of Detroit vendor for 15 years, forced to change our business model to survive. With grants and training funded by the State of Michigan, to learn new business techniques we made it together and are thankful to our great Governor and the State of Michigan for the support to make it through the storm. We look forward to getting back to business in a safe environment guided by a great leader.”

Case rates, percent positivity and hospitalizations have all plummeted over the past several weeks, while vaccination rates continue to increase.

To date, 61.2% of Michiganders ages 16 and older receiving their first vaccine dose. As part of these efforts, Michigan is partnering with organizations across the state to create more opportunities for Michigan residents to receive a vaccine.

Severe thunderstorm watch issued for Wayne County

(Huron Hub archive photo)

Posted by The Huron Hub—Sunday, June 20, 2021

Severe Thunderstorm Watch
for Wayne County

Issued by National Weather Service
Storm Prediction Center – Norman, OK
6:05 PM EDT Sun, Jun 20, 2021

MI . MICHIGAN COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

ALLEGAN BARRY BERRIEN BRANCH CALHOUN CASS CLINTON EATON GENESEE HILLSDALE INGHAM IONIA JACKSON KALAMAZOO KENT LAPEER LENAWEE LIVINGSTON MACOMB MONROE OAKLAND OTTAWA SHIAWASSEE ST. CLAIR ST. JOSEPH VAN BUREN WASHTENAW WAYNE


Whitmer says state will open to full capacity on June 22

Posted by The Huron Hub | June 17, 2021

Governor Gretchen Whitmer today accelerated the end of all COVID-19 epidemic orders on gatherings and masking as COVID-19 cases continue to plummet following increased vaccinations. Beginning June 22, capacity in both indoor and outdoor settings will increase to 100% and the state will no longer require residents to wear a face mask.

“Today is a day that we have all been looking forward to, as we can safely get back to normal day-to-day activities and put this pandemic behind us,” said Governor Whitmer. “We owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to the medical experts and health professionals who stood on the front lines to keep us all safe. And we are incredibly thankful to all of the essential workers who kept our state moving. Thanks to the millions of Michiganders who rolled up their sleeves to get the safe, effective COVID-19 vaccine, we have been able to make these changes ahead of schedule. Our top priority going forward is utilizing the federal relief funding in a smart, sustainable way as we put Michigan back to work and jumpstart our economy. We have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to ensure that Michigan’s families, small businesses, and communities emerge from this pandemic stronger than ever before.”

Nearly five million Michiganders ages 16 and older have received their first vaccine dose, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data. According to data from the Michigan Care Improvement Registry, half of Michigan residents have completed their vaccination and over 60% have gotten their first shots.

Case rates, percent positivity and hospitalizations have all plummeted over the past several weeks. Currently, Michigan is experiencing 24.3 cases per million and has recorded a 1.9% positivity rate over the last seven days.  

“This is a great day, however, there is more work to be done,” said Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, chief medical executive and chief deputy for health at MDHHS. “We can’t let our guard down as there continue to be several variants of the COVID-19 virus circulating in our state, including the concerning Delta variant. The COVID-19 vaccine is the most important tool we have to reduce the spread of the virus and I urge everyone ages 12 and up who has not yet received their vaccine to get it as soon as possible. Talk to your health care provider, your local health department or your neighborhood pharmacist about joining the millions of Michiganders who have received their vaccine.”

In addition to the Gatherings and Mask Order, additional orders are being rescinded as of June 22.These include: 

Additionally, some orders will remain in effect to protect vulnerable populations in corrections, long-term care and agriculture. Public health measures will continue for reporting requirements and COVID testing to make sure areas where community spread is high are identified, kids are safe in school and free COVID-19 tests are available. Guidance for keeping children and staff safe in schools will be released next week.  

MDHHS will continue to provide recommendations to keep Michiganders safe and reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission in higher risk settings and places where vulnerable populations or populations with large numbers of individuals are not yet fully vaccinated.

Huron Township welcomes new police officer

Officer Stewart (left) with Everette Robbins, Huron Township director of public safety

Posted by The Huron Hub | June 9, 2021

The Huron Township Department of Public Safety welcomed a new police officer to the ranks this week.

Officer Timothy Stewart was sworn in by State Rep. Darrin Camilleri on June 7.

Below is a post with photos from the swearing-in ceremony posted by the Huron Township Department of Public Safety.


Wrong-way driver dies in head-on crash on I-94 in Van Buren Township

Posted by The Huron Hub | Wednesday, June 9, 2021 — 8:15 a.m.

A wrong-way driver was killed early Wednesday morning after crashing head-on into another car on I-94 in Van Buren Township.

Michigan State Police said at 2:35 a.m., MSP 911 received information of a wrong way driver from Romulus dispatch.

The driver was driving westbound in the eastbound lanes of I-94.

The vehicle, a 1973 Buick, struck a 2021 Kia head on.

The at-fault driver was killed in the crash.

The driver of the Kia, a 19-year-old male, and the passenger, a 22-year-old female, were transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.

Investigation is continuing into the crash. The at fault driver has not been identified.