State recommends more metro Detroit residents evacuate over gas leak emergency
FLAT ROCK, MI -- The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and Wayne County are recommending some Flat Rock residents evacuate their homes as authorities continue to investigate the spread of hazardous fumes from a gas leak. Response teams will go door-to-door starting Sunday to inform residents in affected areas and make sure they have accurate information about the evacuation. Any Flat Rock residents within the area west of I-75, south of Gibraltar Road, east of Cahill Road and north of Woodruff Road should evacuate their homes until further notice, according to a news release issued Saturday. By Friday, authorities determined a spill of 1,000 to 3,000 gallons of unleaded fuel at Ford Motor Company’s Flat Rock Assembly Plant was the source of the leak. Those needing assistance with evacuation or location should call Flat Rock’s hotline at 734-782-2455, extension 6, according to the release.mlive.com
Michigan health department, Wayne County recommend evacuation for areas of Flat Rock due to hazardous fumes from gas leak
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and Wayne County Health Department (WCHD) are recommending residents of the Flat Rock area bounded by I-75 to the east, Gibraltar Road to the north, Cahill Road to the west and Woodruff Road to the south evacuate their homes until further notice due to the potential risks caused by fumes from a gasoline leak from a storage tank at Ford Motor Company’s Flat Rock Assembly Plant.
‘Is it safe?’ -- Area of concern grows in Flat Rock after hazardous chemical found in sewer system
Officials said the city plans to use firefighting form to suppress the vapors found within the sanitary system. The industrial facility has taken measures, including inserting plugs into the onsite sewer system to prevent it from entering the system at a location north of Gibraltar Road at the Ford Flat Rock Assembly Plant property.