City of Lansing Flooding Update
(LANSING) – The City of Lansing remains under a state of emergency due to flooding in the Lansing area. The Grand River, Sycamore Creek and the Red Cedar will have crested, or reached their highest point of water level, by the end of the day on Thursday, February 22nd. Rivers will remain high through Friday, February 23rd. The flood level at Kalamazoo Street is expected to be lower than initially predicted. City engineers have determined that there may be a way to lessen the impact of flooding in Urbandale neighborhood. Using construction methods instead of traditional flood barriers, they have constructed a temporary barrier to keep some water out of the neighborhood.
City Officials continue to 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.
“Safety remains a top priority for our entire community, especially those residents located in the impacted neighborhoods,” said Lansing Mayor Andy Schor. “This is why we’re still encouraging citizens in those areas to evacuate. I am deeply heartened by how our community has rallied to support our neighbors.”
The impacted 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
Riverpoint – South, West and East of the River/North of Elm Street (residential area Northeast of ReoTown)
Tecumseh River – South of Tecumseh River Dr./North of the River/East of Waverly Rd./West of Tecumseh Park
Ravenswood Neighborhood – North of Boynton Dr./South of the River/West of Snowglen Ln.
All areas along the rivers should be mindful of rising water.
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, today, Thursday, February 22nd. Pet Shelter information is available by calling 2-1-1.
Residents in need of transporation to Letts Community Center should contact CATA Paratransit at 517- 394-2282. Transportation to Letts will be provided at no cost.
If you are evacuating your home, and have concerns regarding your natural gas service, call Consumers Energy at 1-800-477-5050. Lansing Board of Water & Light electric customers are advised to first turn off individual breakers and then the main breaker.
All citizens in the impacted areas should move vehicles from the streets immediately or they will be towed. On-street parking in other areas of the city will be open without being towed during the state of emergency.
Volunteers who would like to help during the response and recovery efforts can sign up by clicking here. Monetary donations for flood victims should be directed to the Red Cross by calling 517-484-7461.
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 by clicking here.
Visit www.lansingmi.gov/news for updates, as well as a map with flood details, as available.