Water levels are on the rise!
The Voice News recently reported lake and river levels are on the rise. "Expect the river to keep rising." That was the bad news from Justin Westmiller, director of St. Clair County Emergency Management. "If you live anywhere basically below East China, you will have a significant flooding issue if you're anywhere on or near the water," Westmiller said.Since then Jeffrey Bohm, chairperson of the Board of Commissioners, declared a local state of emergency due to widespread or severe damage to property caused by flooding. Westmiller's office announced. "The potential of further severe flooding exists based on increased water."
How high is going to get?
According to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Great Lakes Basin's precipitation for May was 21 percent higher than average.
"It probably won't cause significant flooding in the St. Clair area, although there may be some minor flooding," said Westmiller. "Significant or major flooding is considered 18 inches or more in your house ... anything that would get to an electrical receptacle in your home. It's also the point where most gas meters would be flooded out and they'd have to be turned off."
Every waterfront community is offering free sand bags to residents, which they must fill themselves.
If you or someone you know is affected by this flooding please call your local water restoration professionals at SERVPRO of Marine City/Romeo.
We are available 24 hours a day at (586) 336-7373