Wyoming Mayor declares state of emergency
Updated: Thursday, April 18 2013, 08:08 PM EDT
WYOMING, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - The City of Wyoming has announced a state of Emergency in the city due to the flooding issues on Thursday.
The city announced the move, which took place just after 10:00 a.m. in a release just obtained by Newschannel 3.
According to the release, residents with an urgent emergency or medical issue should call 911.
The release also adds that for any residents with "water-related non-emergency" needs, or for evacuation, a 24-hour hotline has been set up, at (616) 530-7331.
All available personnel has been called in from Wyoming Police, Fire, and Public Works, with a command post at the Wyoming Police Department.
Mandatory evacuations have been put in effect for approximately 24 homes on Crippen Avenue, and Averill Avenue, south of 54th Street.
There have also been evacuations on the south side of Creekside Estates Parks and Lodge, on Clyde Park Avenue.
The city announced that an emergency shelter has been set up at the Kentwood Community Center on 28th Street SE.