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Muskegon Co. urges evacuations along river


TWIN LAKE, Mich. (WZZM) - The Muskegon County Sheriff's Department and Emergency Services is urging people who live in the Muskegon River Basin to voluntarily evacuate their homes due to flooding.

Officials say that the levels of the Muskegon River will continue to rise over the next 24 to 48 hours. The river is already above flood stage.

Maple Island Road is closed at the Maple Island Bridge due to flooding over the road.

Anyone who evacuates and does not have a place to go can meet at the Egelston Township Fire Department at 5380 E. Apple for assistance. Also, anyone who evacuates is asked to contact Consumers Energy at 231-724-8819 so the company can shut off electricity to their location.

In a news release, authorities said "this is a dangerous situation and cannot be underestimated."

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Sewage overflows into Ruddiman Creek


MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) -- A power outage lead to a sewage overflow in Muskegon.

The County of Muskegon Wastewater reported a sewage overflow of less than 25,000 gallons happened Monday.

The spill occurred at a pumping station on Lakeshore Drive and some of the sewage made it into Ruddiman Creek.

Health officials have sampled the water for E. Coli and a no-contact advisory has been lifted.


Muskegon block closed due to falling tiles


MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) - Muskegon Police have closed down the 400 to 500 block of Western Avenue due to roofing tiles falling from a five-story building.

Police say that the tiles started falling since this past weekend's storms. At least one blew onto the windshield of a parked car. Several fabric canopies on the Amazon building have been ripped.

No one has been injured, but for the safety of motorists and pedestrians, the block is closed.


2014 Summer Visitors Guide Available

2014 Summer Visitors Guide Available

EXPERIENCE THE LAKE EFFECT IN MUSKEGON COUNTY!

2014 Visitors Guide highlights Muskegon County’s visitor amenities, annual events

 

Muskegon, MI – Just in time for the Spring and Summer tourism season, and coinciding with the activation of Travel Michigan’s Summer Pure Michigan campaign, the Muskegon County Convention & Visitors Bureau released its 2014 Visitors Guide today, featuring colorful photos and articles on the many activities, events and amenities available to visitors to Muskegon County, one of West Michigan’s top tourism destinations. The official Muskegon County Visitors Guide is now available free of charge by calling the CVB toll-free at 800-250-9283 or by directing your browser to www.visitmuskegon.org and clicking on the “Request a Visitors Guide” link.

 

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Controlling the spread of Infectious Diseases

Controlling the spread of Infectious Diseases

 

 

Muskegon, MI – In honor of Michigan Public Health Week, April 21-25, 2014, Public Health – Muskegon County will be presenting a one-hour free seminar on Thursday, April 24 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Mercy Health Hackley Campus Youngberg Auditorium titled Working Together to Control the Emergence and Spread of Infectious Diseases in Muskegon County.

 

The event will consist of a review of Muskegon County trends in infectious diseases that are required to be reported to the local health department. Public Health staff will also share their experiences with infectious disease control from the public health point of view. This event is free and open to the public and an opportunity for anyone interested to learn more about the roles and responsibilities of the local public health department as they relate to infectious disease surveillance and investigation.

Bridge improvements on Broadway Avenue over Seaway Drive

Bridge improvements on Broadway Avenue over Seaway Drive

Bridge improvements on

Broadway Avenue over Seaway Drive

 

COUNTY:

Muskegon

 

HIGHWAY:

US-31 Business Route (Seaway Drive)

 

CLOSEST CITIES:

Muskegon Heights and Norton Shores (See map below)

 

START DATE:

Monday, April 14, 2014

 

ESTIMATED END DATE:

July 2014

 

PROJECT DETAILS:        

Bridge improvements on Broadway Avenue over Seaway Drive include deck resurfacing, substructure repair, approach replacement and painting.

 

TRAFFIC IMPACT:

Public Input Sought on Update of Muskegon County’s Sanitary Regulations

Public Input Sought on Update of Muskegon County’s Sanitary Regulations

Public Input Sought on Update of Muskegon County’s Sanitary Regulations

 

Muskegon, MI – The Environmental Health program at Public Health – Muskegon County is seeking public input for the update of the Muskegon County Sanitary Regulations. Originally authored in 1984 and amended in 2005, the Regulations are in need of updating to address oversights and to align them with more recent State of Michigan criteria.

 

Anyone interested in providing input is encouraged to attend the public review meeting on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 from 9:00 to 11:00 am at the Annis Water Resources Institute (740 W Shoreline Drive, Muskegon). Copies of the new Muskegon County Environmental Health Regulations will be available at the meeting and a presentation highlighting the significant changes will be provided. Space is limited so reservations are required by calling (231) 724-6208.