Western UP Health Department

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July 27, 2021 – Residents and businesses in portions of Gogebic and Ontonagon Counties have been impacted by prolonged power outages following strong storms overnight. WUPHD reminds food establishment operators to follow the power outage recovery instructions in their “Emergency Action Plans for Retail Food Establishments” guide (the yellow emergency book) provided to them by…

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July 1, 2021 – The Western Upper Peninsula Health Department (WUPHD), working in conjunction with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE), and the Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has lifted the public health advisory for the Portage Canal following the recent fuel spill in Houghton…

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CALUMET, MI. (May 22, 2021) – Michigan American Water has issued a precautionary boil advisory for the Villages of Calumet and Laurium and the immediate surrounding area after pressure dropped below 20 psi due to an overnight fire in downtown Calumet Friday night. Customers in Hubbell and Tamarack City do not need to boil their…

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April 29, 2021 – The boil water advisory has been lifted for all previously affected areas: Atlantic Mine, City of Hancock, portions of Portage Township, and Quincy Hill area of Franklin Township that are supplied with municipal drinking water from Adams Township. Satisfactory bacteriologically safe water sample results have been received following the water main…

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