Operation: Flood Wrangler launched

Mike Lee

Mike Lee, a native of Chicago, graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a degree in Creative Writing. At LMU, Mike developed international and domestic volunteer trips and served as the Volunteer Coordinator for the Student Veterans Organization. Mike’s professional background is in advertising and marketing, and has experience in executing large print and digital campaigns for non-profit and tourism clients. He lives in Los Angeles where he thinks a lot about dogs, bourbon, and the Chicago Bears.

On August 11, 2014, 6.31” of rain fell on Dearborn, Michigan and surrounding areas. This was the second highest 24-hour rainfall amount in the Detroit metropolitan area since 1925. Substantial damages to residences and city properties occurred, including Dearborn’s City Hall, primarily in the form of basement and first floor flooding. According to the Team Rubicon State of Michigan Planning Coordinator approximately 2500 homes suffered basement flooding, all major freeways were completely shut down due to flooding and the local Level II trauma hospital’s emergency department was closed and remains closed due to flooding. Team Rubicon Region V will assist with flood recovery operations in the area.