Dearborn Heights residents help each other after severe flooding

Residents clean up neighborhood after floodwaters take over streets

Neighbors are working to help each other after severe flooding.

DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. – Dearborn Heights residents helped each other get through the flooding cleanup process after their neighborhood was under water 24 hours ago.

First, vehicles that had washed into the middle of the streets needed to be cleared.

When Local 4 saw Mohammed Moghnieh on Wednesday, he was in a boat. On Thursday, he was trying to help his neighbor after her truck got stuck in the flood as she was trying to get her sick children to the hospital during the height of the storm.

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Moghnieh said he wanted to make sure the truck was back in place when she returned.

Around the corner, Shane Durkee was hoping to get his car started, but didn't have any luck.

"We lick our wounds," Durkee said. "We move on."

A dog that was taken out of a home Wednesday in a rescue boat is back home.

"It is beautiful that (the water) is gone," resident Riley McClendon said.

As an ice cream man, McClendon said he has plans to help lift the spirits of his heartbroken neighbors.

You can watch Shawn Ley's full story in the video posted at the top of the page.

You can see more Dearborn Heights flood video below.

Dearborn Heights residents had a lot of water to deal with on the morning on May 1, 2019. 
Watch video of the May 1, 2019 flooding in Dearborn Heights. 
Emergency personnel members were rescuing people from flooded Dearborn Heights neighborhoods on May 1, 2019. 
Firefighters worked to rescue residents who were trapped by floods in Dearborn Heights.
Dearborn Heights residents are dealing with severe flooding.

About the Authors:

Local 4 Defender Shawn Ley is an Emmy award-winning journalist who has been with Local 4 News for more than a decade.

Derick is a Senior Web Producer for ClickOnDetroit and has been with Local 4 News since April 2013. Derick specializes in breaking news, crime and local sports.