Flooding/Damage in Detroit

August 26th, 2014 at 9:22 pm by under Bill's Blog, News, Weather

flood detroit wdiv    The same storms that went thru West Michigan have left flooded roads and 150,000 DTE customers without power.    I-94 was closed due to flooding.  Here’s damage reports and rainfall totals from SE Michigan.  The Lansing Airport added 0.56″ of rain thru 4:50 pm – that brings the total for LAN since June 1 to 15.75″ (average for the period is 8.99″).

13 Responses to “Flooding/Damage in Detroit”

  1. INDY says:


    1. Jack says:


  2. Travis (Oakland County) says:

    We got hammered over here again as the storms strengthened and moved east.

    It’s been a crazy active summer!

    1. Jeff (Richland) says:

      Overall I agree. Even here we have had more thunderstorms than I can recall in past years.

  3. Kimoeagle says:

    Splish, splash, I was takin’ a bath
    Long about a Tuesday night, yeah
    A rub dub, just relaxin’ in the car
    Thinkin’ everythin’ was alright

    And thennnnn…….
    There was a-splishin’ and a-splashin’
    Reelin’ with the feelin’
    Movin’ and a-groovin’
    Rockin’ and a-rollin’, yeah, yeah

    And then the engine stopped. :-)

  4. Mark (East Lansing) says:

    Wow, almost 16″ since June? No wonder everything is so green around here.

    1. SlimJim NW GR (1) says:

      Been a wet summer in Lansing that’s for sure. And it should be noted that GR at the airport has had 12.98″ since June 1st so it has not been a dry summer at all in either Lansing nor Grand Rapids.

      1. Mark (East Lansing) says:

        It’s been a great summer. Not too hot and plenty of precipitation, for most of us.

        1. Jeff (Richland) says:


  5. SlimJim NW GR (1) says:

    There was some discussion earlier in another section of the blog if or not Detroit had gotten to 90° or better well it did 92° at city airport and 90° at the official station at Metro airport. Meanwhile Fling did not reach 90° but did get to 89° and Grand Rapids came in at only 82° It also should be noted that Lapeer witch is much closer to Oxford then Flint is has a high of 85°
    It’s a cool 61° here now. And it looks like the next several days will be on the cool side in the UP.

  6. Jim in Delton says:

    I was driving to Detroit yesterday when we saw an impressive display of Mammatus clouds near Ann Arbor…told the kids the storm had just become severe….than got stuck on I-94 due to the flooding!

  7. Kevin (Marshall) says:

    It adds up pretty quickly when nearly 2″ of rain falls in 20 minutes.

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