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Flood Information - 2020


Flood Information - 2020

As many of you were affected by the heavy rains on Friday, August 28, 2020 and further discussed at the September 1, 2020 Council Meeting. Below you find important information for you to review. 

On January 2, 2002 Public Act 222 of the Public Acts of 2001 came into effect. It provides that under certain circumstances, governmental agencies that own or operate sewage disposal systems may be held liable for the overflow or backup of the system such as basement flooding. The City of Clawson, Oakland County and the Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner are providing this notice consistent with the requirements of the Public Act.

To pursue a claim against a government agency for personal injury or property damage resulting from basement flooding, the claimant must file a written notice of the claim to the governmental agency within 45 days of the date that the damage or physical injury was discovered, or should have been discovered. If written notice is not provided within 45 days, a claimant will not be able to pursue a claim for the injuries and damages against a government agency. The written notice must include the claimant's name, address, and phone number, the address of the affected property, the date of discovery of the injury or damage, and a brief description of the claim.

For information regarding these issues with the Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner website here.

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