Maine Township Responds to Recent Flooding
April 22, 2013 — Maine Township stepped up to aid flood victims throughout the township especially those hardest hit on Robin Drive, Dee Road and nearby neighborhoods.
Here, Bob Cohen, Director of the Township's Office of Emergency Management (OEM), left, and Supervisor Carol Teschky, right, talk with resident Smajl Feka, a resident of Dee Road, about the recent storms and flood damage to his and nearby homes. Feka was among those given a free flood cleanup kit from Maine Township. Kits were also distributed elsewhere on April 22 and will be available while supplies last at Maine Township Town Hall, 1700 Ballard Rd., Park Ridge. The kits were purchased by Maine Township from the Salvation Army. Additional kits may be obtained from the American Red Cross.
The Township also arranged with the official Township waste hauler, ARC Disposal, to remove discarded items from the curb at no cost to the residents as well as provide dumpsters in key locations. Here, Larry Bunyon, Maine Township Code Enforcement Officer, directs one of the Highway Department staff in loading trash into a dumpster near Robin Drive.
The Maine Township Office of Emergency Management has put together some safety tips to keep in mind after a flood. You can download the After the Flood Safety Information in PDF format. For further information please contact the Maine Township Office of Emergency Management at 847-297-5911.