WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR PROTECTING MY PROPERTY FROM HIGH WATER DAMAGE?

According
to Ordinance 35-013 14, the owner of riparian (waterfront) property is the one
required to provide an adequate barrier, dike, or other embankments (including
sandbags) to protect against the rising water, the overflow of water and/or
flooding.

 The City can assist the property owner by providing locations to pick up sandbags (empty) and sand for residents to build a sandbag barrier on their property. The Army Corps of Engineers will provide recommendations regarding the construction and location of sandbag, crib, or berm placement on your property. To schedule an Army Corp consultation, please contact Ken Blankenship in the City’s Community Development Department (CDI) at 586-447-3362. No evaluation or opinion on
seawall construction, placements, or height will be provided.

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1. WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR PROTECTING MY PROPERTY FROM HIGH WATER DAMAGE?
2. DO I HAVE TO SANDBAG MY PROPERTY?
3. WILL THE CITY BUILD AN ADEQUATE SANDBAG BARRIER ON MY PROPERTY FOR ME?
4. IS THERE A TIMELINE OR DEADLINE TO PROTECT MY PROPERTY?
5. IS THE CITY RESPONSIBLE WHEN WATER FROM MY NEIGHBOR'S PROPERTY CAUSES DAMAGE TO MY PROPERTY?
6. HOW DO I BUILD A SANDBAG LEVEE? HOW MANY SANDBAGS DO I NEED?
7. WHERE CAN I PICK UP SAND AND SANDBAGS?
8. HOW DO I GET ASSISTANCE OR DIRECTIONS ABOUT HOW TO PROTECT MY PROPERTY?
9. OUR HOMEOWNER'S ASSOCIATION WANTS TO BUILD SANDBAG BARRIERS ON OUR PROPERTIES. HOW CAN THE CITY HELP?
10. HOW DO I ASSESS DAMAGE TO MY PROPERTY FROM THE HIGH WATER? WHAT RECORDS SHOULD I KEEP TO MAKE MY INSURANCE CLAIM COMPLETE?