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Late-June Storm Event Analysis Zoom Meetings (Sept 1 & 8, 2021)

For more information about this event, visit the City's website:

https://www.a2gov.org/departments/systems-planning/planning-areas/water-resources/stormwater/Pages/June-25-26-Storm-Event-Analysis.aspx

June 25-26 Storm Event Analysis

A large storm, which dropped a tremendous​ amount of rain, occurred on the evening of June 25, 2021, into the early morning hours of June 26, 2021, resulting in numerous reports of flooding and basement backups in Washtenaw and Wayne Counties, including portions of the City of Ann Arbor. The rain was so significant that states of disaster were declared at the local, state and federal levels. Pittsfield Village and the surrounding neighborhoods on the southeast side of Ann Arbor were the most impacted areas in the city, although scattered flooding and backups were reported throughout the city.


The city has contracted with engineering consultant, OHM Advisors, to perform an engineering analysis to better understand the cause of the basement backups and flooding issues in the southeast part of Ann Arbor and provide recommendations on what, if anything, can be done to minimize the potential for similar occurrences in the future.


Timeline

This project is proposed to be completed by the end of 2021, subject to change depending on the engineering analysis and the outcome of the public engagement process.​


Work to be done

The Storm Event Analysis will include efforts to achieve a better understanding of the storm impacts within the project area and the flooding observations and experiences of community members. PublicJune 2021 Storm - Study Area_for Website.jpg meetings, survey​/questionnaires, interviews, and other discussion opportunities will help the project team learn from community members. Engineering review will include a detailed analysis of stormwater and sanitary sewer systems and the system performance during this storm event. These efforts will help determine whether any recommendations could be pursued to minimize the risk for similar flooding and basement backup events in the future.


Zoom Public Engagement Meetings

Residents are invited to join an online public meeting, via Zoom,​​ with the project team:


Session 1

Wednesday, Sept 1, 2021 (6:00 - 7:30 PM)


Session 2

Wednesday, Sept 8, 2021 (2:00-3:30 PM)


Zoom web link: https://a2gov.zoom.us/j/97188507273?pwd=NDlaUXkxRmxiVW9lMWdWNEREOCttUT09


Participate by phone: Call 1-213-338-8477 or 888-788-0099

ID: 971 8850 7273, Passcode: 221235


The city will discuss storm impacts, work completed to-date, and introduce the June Storm Event Analysis project. ​The same content will be covered at both meetings. Please join on the date that works best for you.


Attendees will be invited to share their flooding experiences through a detailed questionnaire, coming soon.