"Who knows if there’s a cancer cluster in the next 15 to 20 years in this surrounding area? Well it's too late at that point to really know," said resident Josh Digue.
Most residents in zone 1 of the Flat Rock evacuation area are being allowed to return home as the levels of benzene in the sewer system has been mostly cleared.
Zone 2 is bounded by Gibraltar Road to the north, Sheeks to the west, East Huron River Drive to the south, and Tamarack Road to the east, and buildings along Woodruff between East Huron River Drive and Cahill Road and includes 635 homes.
"This is your responsibility and you're going to sit there and tell me the $500 is enough? Are you crazy?" said resident Meghan McGill.
A Flat Rock woman who was out of work during the COVID-19 pandemic decided to buy a horse trailer and transform it into a mobile bar.
All of which led to the question when can those evacuated come home? “It all hinges on that gasoline getting pushed out of the sanitary sewer,” said Kory Groetsch, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
“Ford should be 100 percent accountable for it and not the taxpayers,” said Justin Kuta. “And that's just how I feel - and I am sure I speak for everybody else.”
As a precaution, the state recommends folks evacuate who live in the area bounded by I-75 to the east— Gibraltar Road to the north— Cahill Road to the west and Woodruff road to the south.
The Mayor of Flat Rock recommends that 465 homes be evacuated due to the high levels of benzene found in residents' sewers.
MDHHS and the Wayne County Health Department are recommending residents in a certain area of Flat Rock evacuate their homes due to potential risks caused by the fumes.
The gasoline leak was discovered Wednesday and now found to be larger than was originally thought, according to Bob Holycross, VP of Sustainability, Environment and Safety Engineering.
Officials say the spill does not affect the community’s drinking water. As a precaution, local officials evacuated four homes near the treatment plant and closed River Heights Academy. No students were at the school when it was closed.
Police were dispatched to a home in the 25000 block of Gilbraltar Tuesday and found a dead woman inside. Investigators say the victim is a woman in her 30s and that they’re actively seeking the person who killed her.
Bradley says Szabo loved being outside and the two went kayaking together all the time. But Szabo went kayaking there alone and was not seen alive again. On Saturday he got frantic calls from Szabo's family saying the 22-year-old was missing.
His family hoped and prayed he was somewhere still alive, but Bonnie who was one of 14 children, is the only one who lived long enough to learn the truth.
Employees at Premiere Office Installations were in a meeting in the front of the building when someone smelled smoke Friday morning - that's when things turned chaotic.