Lansing Mayor Andy Schor rescinds the City of Lansing State of Emergency at 3:00 PM today, March 2, 2018. On February 21, 2018, pursuant to Section 10 of Public Act 390, as amended, a State of Emergency was declared in the City of Lansing in anticipation of the forecasted widespread flooding. The response and recovery aspects of the City of Lansing Emergency Management plan were activated, and local resources were utilized to the fullest extent.
“With guidance from both Michigan State Police Emergency Management and Lansing Emergency Management, I have ended the State of Emergency in the City of Lansing,” said Mayor Andy Schor. “The strength and resilience of our community continues to shine as we move forward with recovery efforts. Thanks to our team at the city, neighborhood organizations, community leaders and volunteers, cleanup efforts will continue throughout the weekend in the neighborhoods most impacted.”
Damage assessments have been completed and less than 50 residences and businesses in the City received some level of damage. This information has been submitted to the Michigan State Police Emergency Management Division through official channels. Residential and Business recovery efforts will continue for many weeks.
The waters of the Grand River, Red Cedar River and Sycamore Creek have returned to their banks and the City of Lansing has returned to normal operations. However, Mayor Schor and Lansing’s Emergency Management team continues to ask residents to stay away from the rivers. The water is still fast- moving and is also hiding debris, eroded ground and other dangers.
Monetary donations for flood victims should be directed to the Red Cross by calling 517-484-7461. Donations of goods can be dropped off at any Lansing area Goodwill stores.
The City of Lansing is looking for volunteers to help with trash cleanup in the impacted neighborhoods on Saturday, March 3rd. Volunteers are asked to click here to sign up and to gather at the Neighborhood Empowerment Center (600 W. Maple St., Lansing) at 8AM, dressed in clothes appropriate for working outdoors.