Resource center to help Lincoln Park residents impacted by flooding

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LINCOLN PARK, Mich. (AP) - A temporary resource center is opening to assist Lincoln Park residents who suffered property and other damage due to recent flooding.

Wayne County's Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management says residents can receive assistance from the Red Cross, Salvation Army, the county and state, and other agencies.

The center in Lincoln Park, just southwest of Detroit, will be open from 1-7 p.m. Thursday at the Kennedy Memorial Building. A center also was open this week in Dearborn Heights.

Officials say the center allows the county to "cut through red tape for anyone who needs help ... and connect them with all of the agencies that can support them."

Last week's rainfall left scores of Detroit-area basements and freeways flooded , and local streets impassable.