Dangerous flooding seen in parts of Mid-Michigan
Posted June 23
MID-MICHIGAN — Parts of Mid-Michigan are seeing dangerous flooding. The torrential rains overnight left well over six inches of water in some areas.
Isabella, Midland, and Bay counties are hit hard.
Midland County Emergency Management is warning the community about flooded streets. It says some sinkholes have formed, leaving roads washed away under the standing water.
Midland is also dealing with sewer overflows all over the city.
If you have water in your basement, the city says you should not try to pump the water out. Instead, let it go down on its own.
Keep the pressure equal between the ground and the basement to avoid caving or floor movement, and stay out of the water. If you do touch the water, be sure to wash your hands - there is likely sewage in it.
Several cars were stranded on a heavily-flooded M-20 in Mount Pleasant. Tow trucks were called in to move the vehicles.
There is some relief, as the rain is letting up in the hardest hit areas.
Both Consumers Energy and DTE are reporting scattered power outages. It could be an issue if you're running a sump pump to stop your basement from flooding.
About 400 people are without power in Isabella County, with less out in Bay, Midland and Genesee counties.
There are a few spots of power outages in the Thumb as well.