Flooding Across Mid-Michigan Snarls Traffic, Damages Property — Concerns Continue As Rivers Rise
A Flood Warning is in effect in Branch County for the St. Joseph River at Three Rivers, with the river expected to reach flood stage by Wednesday afternoon.
A Flood Advisory remains in effect in Ionia County for the Grand River at Ionia, in Ingham County for the Sycamore Creek at Holt, in Clinton County for the Looking Glass River near Eagle and in Calhoun County for the St. Joseph River at Burlington.
According to WLNS-TV, in the advisory areas, none of the rivers is expected to reach flood stage, but as the water levels are higher than usual, minor overflow should be expected in low lying areas.
Flooding of basements and roads was reported in various communities across lower Michigan on Monday evening; one of the hardest hit areas was Durand in Shiawassee County. In the photo at right, a man stands in the middle of Fitch Street on Durand's southeast side, near the historic Durand Union Station and Michigan Railroad History Museum. Below, the basement of a home in the City of Durand submerges appliances.