The other day I’m talking with someone who said “Kathy how many times do you think these homes can keep flooding before the foundation is compromised?” Now I know that one council member lost their home this past August from the flood waters. Yep, the foundation collapsed, whole house gone. I have no idea how many times this house has flooded over the years, but talking with this man got me to thinking. How many times can a home flood before the foundation of these homes might be compromised? Some of these homes flood every time there’s a large rain event. Some homes flood all the time, but at what point does the City have to say enough and do something about it. I was told by someone about 5 years ago that they heard of homes on the South End of Dearborn Heights that are shifting ever so slightly every year because of the flooding. Is this true? I don’t know. When has the City ever done a study on the foundation of the homes in the South End of town? Has the City ever even taken an interest the structural damage that these homes might have? I hope the people affected every year by flood waters will take action and keep up the pressure on the administration of Dearborn Heights City. This year the City has to take action on the subject of flooding in our City.