With the rain already received, the frozen ground, and the forecasted rain for the next 24 hours, parts of the City of Lansing are expected to see moderate to major flooding in some neighborhoods and business areas.
At the currently forecasted flood levels, these are the areas that we are watch closely:
Frandor – No structures flooded north of Michigan, 3-4 feet of flooding at Kalamazoo between Clippert & Homer, shallow flooding on Michigan Ave
Urbandale – 1-5 feet south of Kalamazoo (depending on ground elevation), 1-3 feet between Kalamazoo and Michigan, no flooding expected north of Michigan
Willard St – 3-4 feet of flooding, half dozen homes
Sycamore Park – Water will be close to homes, may affect a few homes
Baker – Half dozen homes may be affected, some are in the floodway
Potter Park – Some exhibits flooded, no dangerous animal exhibits impacted
South Street Complex – Shallow flooding
Confluence neighborhoods – a few dozen homes and businesses affected, streets flooded
Old Town – Flooding to first floors of businesses nearest the river, Cesar Chavez should
Knollwood Willow – Water close to homes
Tecumseh River area – Water over Tecumseh River Rd, some homes may be impacted
None of these impacts are certain.
Lansing Office of Emergency Management is coordinating with the American Red Cross is the need for shelters should arise.
The National Weather Service is forecasting an additional 1.5” to 2.0” of rain tonight through tomorrow. This is in addition to the 1.6” we have already received. The frozen ground is causing the water to run directly into the rivers.
Important Safety Information:
Persons living along rivers and streams, pay very close attention to the water level
Do not drive through standing or moving water across roads
Pay close attention to City of Lansing Social Media, Web Site and Lansing Alert for
If there is a chance you may be asked to leave your home, please use the attached quick
checklist to help organize.Flooding information can be found at www.lansingmi.gov/flooding
Lansing Office of Emergency Management has been in contact with the American Red Cross. Together, we have developed plans in case the need for opening shelters arises.
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