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Flooding in Detroit turns deadly;
state of emergency declared [photos]

Detroit News, by Staff

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Posted By:Ken M., 8/12/2014 12:05:25 PM

The thunderstorms that drenched the Metro Detroit area Monday closed flooded freeways, stranded motorists for hours and soaked basements in its wake. One woman has died after being found in a vehicle that was stranded in about 3 feet of water during the flooding in Warren. Warren Mayor James Fouts said the woman apparently died of cardiac arrest. According to the Michigan Department of Transportation, portions of nearly all the major freeways in southeastern Michigan are closed. The water is so deep in some places — up to 14 feet — that the Michigan State Police has dispatched divers to

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Long article containing many local details. Maybe not for general interest, but it also has 37 photos. Lots of rain (6" in some areas) in a very short time.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Safari Man, 8/12/2014 12:36:18 PM     (No. 9963059)

Ironic how they were just complaining that the water was being shut off. I´ll bet now they wish it would be shut off.


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Reply 2 - Posted by: wetenschapper, 8/12/2014 12:40:26 PM     (No. 9963068)

I can just see the headline: "City of Detroit Completely Destroyed. Massive Floods Do Almost Thirty-five Dollars Worth of Damage"

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Reply 3 - Posted by: losgatos, 8/12/2014 12:48:21 PM     (No. 9963082)

Seems like it needed a good bath.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: jsanders, 8/12/2014 12:55:51 PM     (No. 9963100)

A cleansing enema?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: civilservant, 8/12/2014 1:23:46 PM     (No. 9963155)

Every dollar spent on Bike Paths etc...(and Detroit has plenty of them, and is adding more) is a dollar NOT spent on flood cessation programs, drainage, road maintenance etc....

But hey, keep voting Democrat Detroit.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: mickturn, 8/12/2014 1:52:52 PM     (No. 9963214)

Couldn´t happen to a ´nicer place´...except Chicago!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: lil dotty, 8/12/2014 2:18:25 PM     (No. 9963276)

Ask and ye shall receive?

The fools wanted water. Just didn´t specify the how

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Reply 8 - Posted by: cheeflo, 8/12/2014 6:54:16 PM     (No. 9963527)

It affected the greater Detroit metropolitan area, as well. My neighborhood, which is 17 miles north of the city, was under water and impassable at every turn, with a feet of water in so many neighbors´ basements. I was lucky -- my basement did not flood. But my car may be a goner.

6.2 inches of rain in 6 hours -- even in municipalities with maintained infrastructure, it was overwhelming. The water was icky, too.

A few funny comments here (#2 in particular), but really people, this was a disaster that affected thousands of people -- not just the people you disdain.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 8/13/2014 1:37:21 AM     (No. 9963864)

Zippy might send FEMA after the vacay. Don´t count on a visit because he won´t be fundraising there.

Ever see a prez less interested in this country ? With s pen and a phone billions of dollars are leaving this country, no questions asked.




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Reply 10 - Posted by: KTWO, 8/13/2014 2:15:44 AM     (No. 9963877)

A few weeks ago there was a story about Chicago´s inadequate sewer/drain system.

I forget the details except that excessive rain could back up into the drains and toilets in basements. Rain and waste somehow were handled by the same system.

Detroit infrastructure design proabably resembles Chicago´s. The both became big cities in the same era.

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