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Emergency Response Plan Prepares Grosse Ile for Potentially Dangerous Events

Written by  RONALD SZNAIDER March 5, 2014

Grosse Ile, Mich., is a community located in the Detroit River, comprised of 14 islands in Michigan near the Canadian border. Known for its heavily-forested islands and close proximity to Lake Huron, the more than 11,000 residents of Grosse Ile have experienced their share of ice storms, high winds, and severe thunderstorms. Each year, Grosse Ile experiences large snow and ice storms because of the close vicinity to Lake Michigan. Due to the likely potential for adverse weather conditions, the public safety and fire departments serve to protect the city’s residents by advanced preparation with an emergency response plan. In addition to adverse weather conditions, the Grosse Ile public safety and fire departments have a disaster response plan in place for human-made emergencies and/or disasters. The islands are bordered to the west by five major chemical plants, located on the Michigan mainland in the southern Detroit metro area. If a

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