Mayor Andy Schor, Lansing Township Supervisor Diontrae Hayes and the Lansing Office of Emergency Management are recommending evacuation in various neighborhoods due to possible flooding. City Officials recommend that everyone whose home is in the possible flood areas temporarily leave their home and stay out of the areas until the water recedes. Rivers will continue to rise until Friday, February 23rd. The largest impact and danger will be on Thursday the 22nd and Friday the 23rd, even though the rain will have stopped.
These neighborhoods include, but may not be limited to:
Urbandale – South of Michigan Ave./East of Fairview Ave./North of 496/West of 127
Sycamore Park – East of Pennsylvania Ave./North of Mt. Hope St./South and West of the River (Northern part of neighborhood affected most)
Knollwood Willow – East of North Grand River Ave./North of Willow St./South and West of the River
Baker – South of the River/West of Pennsylvania Ave./East of Cedar/North of Baker
Cherry Hill – South of Kalamazoo/North of 496/East of Cherry/West of the River
Riverside – All areas along the River should be mindful of rising water
Riverpoint – South, West and East of the River/North of Elm Street (residential area Northeast of ReoTown)
Tecumseh River Neighborhood
The American Red Cross is assisting residents in providing shelter at Letts Community Center (1220 W Kalamazoo St, Lansing, MI 48915) beginning at 12:00 PM noon, on Thursday, February 22nd.
“Lansing’s Emergency Management team is actively monitoring the current weather situation. Our residents’ safety is our top priority, and that’s why we’re recommending this evacuation plan,” said Schor. “We are grateful for our partnership with the American Red Cross to provide vital services to those affected in our community.”
To report flooding and other issues please call the Lansing Public Service Department at 517-483-4161. Reports of street flooding can also be submitted using Lansing’s free smartphone application Lansing Connect at www.lansingmi.gov/lansingconnect.
Updates will be provided as available.