Nightside Report Aug. 19, 2021: Dearborn Heights looking to buy flooded homes for demolition, Michigan schools battle over masks at local level

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Dearborn Heights looking to buy flooded homes for demolition

DETROIT – Summer storms brought heavy rain and flooding to Metro Detroit.

Homeowners are at their wit’s end, especially in Dearborn Heights.

Now the city is trying to do something about the homes destroyed by the floods.

Debris and remnants of the summer storms can be seen all over Dearborn Heights. The city is planning to buy 28 flooded homes to demolish them, starting with houses on Currier Street.

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Metro Detroit weather: Humidity to stick around for a while

We are still entrenched in a humid air mass, which means the few extra degrees on the thermometer today sure didn’t help. You’d better get used to this stuff, as it’s going to be around for a while.

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4 Fast Facts

  • Rick and Cyndi Jensen have four children with autism and they’re opening up about their personal struggles, hoping it might help someone else. Click here to read more.
  • During Wednesday night’s Birmingham Board of Education meeting, a member of the audience gave the stiff-armed Nazi salute in an attempt to compare one of the board members to Adolf Hitler. Click here to read more.
  • The Macomb County Sheriff’s Office is reviewing a video of a man stealing a parrot from a home in Macomb Township. Click here to read more.
  • Sabrina Spanta has had to watch from Metro Detroit as the Taliban seize continues to happen in her home country of Afghanistan. Click here to read more.

Be Informed

In absence of state mandate, Michigan schools battle over masks at local level

Michigan is allowing individual school districts and county health departments to make their own policies.

“All I am trying to say is we, as parents, should have a choice,” said Melissa Gordon. “Why are there mandates? Like, if you want to wear a mask, wear a mask. If you want your kids to wear one at school, great. If you don’t, that’s fine too.”

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About the Author:

DeJanay Booth joined WDIV as a web producer in July 2020. She previously worked as a news reporter in New Mexico before moving back to Michigan.