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The City of Lansing remains under a state of emergency due to flooding in the Lansing area; however, all three rivers have begun to recede. The barrier at Kalamazoo Street and US-127 dramatically reduced the flooding effects in Urbandale neighborhood and has been removed to open the highway. Pennsylvania Avenue at Potter Park Zoo has been swept for debris and is also open. There are no remaining major street closures due to flooding at this time. The City of Lansing will remain in a State of Emergency until all damage assessment has been completed, and the city has returned to normal operation.
“The way the City of Lansing responded to this flood highlights our preparedness and readiness to handle emergency situations,” said Lansing Mayor Andy Schor. “City employees, our Emergency Management team, first responders, community partners and citizens worked together at every stage of the way in a collaborative effort.”
Mayor Schor and Lansing’s Emergency Management team continues to ask residents to stay away from flood water. The water is fast moving and is also hiding debris, eroded ground and other dangers.Lansing’s Emergency Operations Center will transition from full activation to partial activation starting Monday, February 26th.
The American Red Cross has given notice that the shelter at Letts Community Center will be closed in 24-hours since it is no longer needed.
Monetary donations for flood victims should be directed to the Red Cross by calling 517-484-7461.Donations of goods can be dropped off at any Lansing area Goodwill stores.