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PRESS RELEASE: SBA Offers Disaster Assistance | Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes from June 25 - 26, 2021

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering affordable, low-interest, long-term disaster loans following the announcement of a Presidential disaster declaration due to severe storms, flooding, and tornadoes from June 25 - 26, 2021. In essence, Businesses of all sizes, Private Non-Profit organizations, Homeowners and Renters in the affected areas* and with physical or economic damages stemming from this disaster, are encouraged to apply as they may be eligible for federal disaster assistance from the SBA.

For best reference, attached please find a copy of our Press Release (Click Here), Flyer (Click Here) and Fact Sheet (Click Here).


* This disaster declaration covers Washtenaw and Wayne counties in Michigan, which are eligible for both Physical and Economic Injury Disaster Loans from the SBA. Small businesses and most private nonprofit organizations in the following adjacent Michigan counties are eligible to apply only for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans: Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, and Oakland. IMPORTANT: The filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is Sept. 13, 2021. The deadline to return economic injury applications is April 15, 2022.

Recent Flooding

To: All City Residents

From: Mayor Wheeler Marsee

Date: July 15, 2021

Due to the most recent flooding in the region from storms earlier this month, we are thankful the City of Melvindale was not nearly affected as badly as other communities.  I would like the residents of our city to be aware of the following:

Please contact the City of Melvindale Water Department if you have any flooding issues. 

It is important to document these events.  FEMA has contacted all of the communities in the region and has instructed them to document damages.  In addition, 

1) Continue to remove debris from all affected areas.

2) Address any standing water in basement areas quickly.

3) Clean and sanitize affected areas to prevent dangerous mold.

4) Document any damages with photos.

5) Keep records of cost of any and all clean up

It is important to note FEMA reimbursement can only take place if all damages and lost property are properly documented.  Take pictures of everything including debris which you intend on throwing out.  

Please feel free to contact the Mayor’s Office or the Water Department if you have any further questions or concerns.


Info on Flood Recovery and Relief Agencies

Click on the Following Links for Information:

  • Newsletter from Congresswoman Rashida Talib (June 30, 2021)

Subject: Flood Update & Resources for 13th District Strong

  • Newsletter from Congresswoman Rashida Talib (July 6, 2021)

Subject: Additional Flood Recovery Resources for 13th District Strong

Opening of Public Buildings

Effective Monday, July 12, City Hall and the Library will be open to the public, according to their scheduled hours.  In a continued effort to provide a safe work environment, all patrons are required to wear masks for entry into the buildings.

  • City Hall hours are Monday - Friday, 8:30 am thru 12:00 pm, and 1:00 pm thru 4:30 pm.
  • The Library is having a soft reopening with the following hours:
    • Tuesdays and Thursdays: 1 pm thru 6 pm
    • Wednesdays and Saturdays: 11 am thru 4 pm

The Library will only have their Express Computer available for printing during the first 2 weeks (July 13 thru July 24). Faxing, photocopying and scanning are all available for a cost.

After the Library completes this soft opening, it will resume normal hours.

Flyer: Wayne County Covid-19 Vaccinations

CLICK HERE to view information about Wayne County Covid-19 Vaccination Opportunities


Municipal Offices

3100 Oakwood Blvd.
Melvindale, MI 48122
P: 313.429.1040
F: 313.383.3993

Regular business hours
Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Closed 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. for lunch

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