Wed, 15 Sep 2021 18:05:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 More than 600 hotel rooms in area shelter evacuees from Flat Rock – The News Herald Tue, 14 Sep 2021 19:31:06 +0000

As residents of Flat Rock continue to assess their evacuation options after a gasoline spill in the sewer system, the number of residents seeking refuge in prepaid hotel rooms has increased.

Shortly after August 31, when fumes were detected in homes in Flat Rock and in the sewer system, residents began evacuations.

A storage tank at the Ford Flat Rock Assembly Plant was found to be the source of the spill and the substance was identified as toxic benzene gas.