Heavy rain and storms tonight are followed by strong winds, warm temps on Sunday

Weather alert posted by The Huron Hub
Saturday, March 28, 2020
4:15 PM EST

Southeast Michigan is facing a very active weather system over the next 48 hours.

The region is under both a flood watch and a wind advisory.

Scattered storms and downpours are expected Saturday night through Sunday morning.

On Sunday, wind gusts could reach nearly 50 mph during the day.

See the weather slides below from the National Weather Service for more details.


1 confirmed case of COVID-19 in Huron Township

By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub

Published March 27, 2020

The first case of COVID-19 in Huron Township has been confirmed.

Authorities confirmed Friday there is one Huron resident who has the virus.

The Department of Public Safety and Supervisor David Glaab’s office released a joint release with information about the case.

At 1:18p.m. on March 23, the Huron Township Department of Public Safety and Huron Valley Ambulance responded to the 28000 block of Mineral Springs regarding a medical emergency where a 51-year-old man was showing symptoms of COVID-19.

The patient was then transported to a local hospital where he tested positive for COVID-19.

As of March 27 there are 3657 cases of COVID-19 reported in Michigan, with 92 deaths associated with the virus.

Wayne County is currently a hotbed in the state for confirmed cases of the virus.

On March 27, 735 cases and 14 deaths have been confirmed in the county.

The state updates the virus statitsics daily at 3 p.m. at  michigan.gov/coronavirus

COVID-19 can be spread from an infected person to others through:

-The air by coughing and sneezing without covering your mouth and nose with your elbow
-Close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands
-Touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching your face, in particular, your mouth, nose or eyes.

Steps you take to prevent spread of flu and the common cold will also help prevent the spread of COVID-19, which include:​

-Cover your mouth and nose with your elbow when coughing or sneezing ​
-Wash your hands frequently with warm soapy water for at least 20 seconds​
-Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth​4.
-If feeling ill, call your doctor immediately

Related: Public Safety Director updates community on department’s COVID-19 procedures

You can view a special COVID-19 (coronavirus) news section on HuronHub.com by clicking on this link.

For current and up-to-date information regarding the coronavirus, visit Michigan.gov/Coronavirus and CDC.gov/Coronavirus.

Romulus updates community on city services during COVID-19 outbreak

Posted by The Huron Hub
Friday, March 27, 2020

Romulus updated the community on the city’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak, including updates on city services.

“City officials have worked around the clock to ensure we are doing all we can to slow the spread of COVID-19 while continuing to provide tremendous customer service to our residents,” Mayor LeRoy Burcroff said. “The health and wellness of our residents is our number one priority, and we remain committed to providing the resources needed during this critical time.”

Updates on city services include:

  • “Stay Home,” Stay Safe”—due to the Governor’s Executive Order, issued on Monday, all city buildings are closed to the public, except for the police department. Residents are encouraged to visit the city’s website with questions. If additional assistance is needed, residents can feel free to call any one of the city departments.
  • Spring Clean-Up update—curbside yard waste and bulk pick-up will be put on hold beginning April 1, 2020 until further notice. Questions can be answered by calling Waste Management, Inc at 866-77979-9018 or Romulus DPW at 734-942-7579.
  • Water access—two weeks ago, the city’s water billing department discontinued account shut offs, and will do so until further notice to ensure residents have access to water services during the COVID-19 pandemic. If residents are without water and would like service reconnected can contact 734-942-7650 during regular business hours. Please note: customers are still expected to pay for water used during this time.

Related: Romulus declares State of Emergency, takes steps to address COVID-19 pandemic

“During this trying time, we are immensely grateful for our essential workers—police and fire, emergency medical professionals, grocery store and pharmacy employees, mail carriers, truck drivers and airport staff,” Burcroff said. “I know I speak for the entire community when I say we are keeping these workers, their health and the health of their family and loved ones in our thoughts and prayers. My heart goes out to those who have been impacted by the virus, as well as their friends and families. We are Romulus strong, and we will get through this is together. We will continue to do all we can to support the health and safety of all of our residents.”

To support local small businesses, the city has compiled a list of restaurants still open for carry-out. The list can be found here.

For further updates on the city’s actions during the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit romulusgov.com/coronavirus or visit the city’s Facebook page.

You can view a special COVID-19 (coronavirus) news section on HuronHub.com by clicking on this link.

For current and up-to-date information regarding the coronavirus, visit Michigan.gov/Coronavirus and CDC.gov/Coronavirus.

Camilleri, Polehanki call for early end to school year ‘to protect students and teachers’

(HURON HUB file photo)

Posted by The Huron Hub
Thursday, March 26, 2020

State Rep. Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown) and Sen. Dayna Polehanki (D-Livonia), called for an early end to the school year following the projected course of COVID-19.

The legislators say the need to provide certainty and a path forward for districts and families is essential at this time.

“We are ready and willing to address this legislatively,” said Camilleri and Polehanki in a joint statement. “But to act faster and provide clarity for our school districts, we urge the Governor to close schools for the rest of the year to protect our students, teachers, and families.”

Both Polehanki and Camilleri said they have key pieces of legislation that would help the state complete this closure in a responsible way, including forgiving days, fixing teacher evaluations, and addressing third grade retention.

Both said that the quickest and most decisive way to close schools would be through action on Governor Whitmer’s part.

Polehanki and Camilleri, both former teachers and Democratic Vice Chairs of the Michigan House and Senate Education Committees, supported Whitmer on recent actions they say protect students and emphasized the importance of ensuring teachers, administrators, and support staff still receive the pay and benefits they deserve if the school year is cut short.

The legislators also called for immediate action to allow districts to plan for the summer and beyond.

“Above all else, we need a swift decision so districts will know where they stand,” said Camilleri and Polehanki. “We know that deciding to close school would lead to many additional questions, and we are ready to work with the Governor’s office, the Department of Education, and our local school districts to make this work for everyone.”

You can view a special COVID-19 (coronavirus) news section on HuronHub.com by clicking on this link.

For current and up-to-date information regarding the coronavirus, visit Michigan.gov/Coronavirus and CDC.gov/Coronavirus.

State-wide tornado drill set for 1 p.m. Wednesday

Posted by The Huron Hub | Wednesday, March 25, 2020

It’s severe weather awareness week in Michigan on March 22-28, which includes a state-wide tornado drill Wednesday, March 25 at 1 p.m.

Michigan emergency planning officials hope the tornado drill spurs a broader conversation about emergency preparedness.

Some questions you should ask you and your family in the event of severe weather:

Do you have a plan? Where will you go? What will you do?

Also, do you know the alert systems in your area, and how will you communicate?

Here are some useful links:

Michigan’s severe weather preparedness website

Here is Michigan’s emergency preparedness checklist

Here is a family preparedness guide

34th District Court in Romulus closes to public through April 3

By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub

Published March 24, 2020

The 34th District Court in Romulus is closed to the public through April 3.

The courthouse will be closed to the public with limited staff reporting to conduct only essential functions of the court.

Proceedings scheduled between the dates of March 16-April 3, 2020 at the 34th District Court will be adjourned.

The court says all parties will receive notice by mail of the hearing date.

Other important court related changes or closures include:

●All in custody arraignments will be held by videoconferencing. Walk in
arraignments have been suspended. If you have an outstanding warrant or license
suspension email or call the court for more information.

●Felony cases for in custody defendants will remain as scheduled and will be held
by videoconferencing.

●All reporting probation will be conducted by phone. Work Program and the
Reality Check Program have been cancelled until further notice.

●Civil filings must be mailed to the court or placed in the drop box located outside
of the courthouse entrance with the filing fee attached.

All court users should visit mi34thdistrictcourt.com for the most
current information and updates, as well as online resources for resolving their case.

The changes at the court are in compliance with Supreme Court Administrative Order 2020-2, said Brian A. Oakley, chief judge for the 34th District Court.

“We will continue to work with the Michigan Supreme Court and the State Court
Administrator’s office along with our local officials to ensure that we are doing all that
we can to combat this health crisis,” he said.

You can view a special COVID-19 (coronavirus) news section on HuronHub.com by clicking on this link.

For current and up-to-date information regarding the Coronavirus, visit Michigan.gov/Coronavirus and CDC.gov/Coronavirus.