Michigan activates State Emergency Operations Center as water main break affects thousands

14 August, 2022
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Michigan activates State Emergency Operations Center as water main break affects thousands

Michigan officials activated the State Emergency Operations Center Saturday afternoon in an effort to better respond a major water main break that is impacting more than a dozen Metro Detroit communities.

The SEOC has been activated to help coordinate “response and recovery efforts of state agencies and local government” after a leak was discovered in a major water main at the Great Lakes Water Authority’s Lake Huron Water Treatment facility. A boil water advisory was initially issued for 23 Metro Detroit communities Saturday morning as crews worked to address the main break. The boil water advisory was lifted for 10 communities and is still active for 13 of them as of Saturday evening.

Officials say Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer activated the SEOC at 4 p.m. Saturday following multiple requests for additional resources from local communities.”


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