Flash flooding in Michigan tears up roads, causes ‘historic’ damage

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Slow-moving storms have drenched parts of northern Michigan, causing devastating flash flooding that has crippled the area. Rainfall washed out many roads in the area, and eyewitness video showed torrents of rainwater rushing down mangled pavement.

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More than 60 sinkholes were reported in and around Houghton County, Michigan, as flooding intensified, according to local media reports. (Liam Andersen/Instagram)

6/17/2018 07:11 A.M. EDT: Flash Flood Emergency for southern and central Houghton County. THIS IS A PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION! Law enforcement reports that many area roads are impassable and are covered by debris. pic.twitter.com/cEdUOFWO3r

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  • Publisher: ABC7 Chicago
  • Date: 2018-06-17T17:53:29.000Z
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Flash flooding in Michigan tears up roads, causes ‘historic’ damage

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  • Date: 2018-06-17T17:53:29.000Z
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Flooding in Houghton County

HOUGHTON COUNTY, Mich. (WLUC) – UPDATE: – Heavy rains and flooding in Houghton County have forced several road closures this morning:- US-41 between Chassell and Houghton has suffered multiple washouts. US-41 is closed at the Pilgrim River Bridge.- M-203 is closed at Brooks Road due to multiple washouts.- M-26 is closed in Hubbell near Dover Creek due to washouts.- M-26 is closed near the Mont Ripley ski hill.

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is currently evaluating the roadways that have been closed and planning detours or potential reopening. MDOT will continue to evaluate the situation as rain in the area continues. More information will be released as it becomes available. ————————————————–Weather Emergenecy in the Copper Country.The cities of Houghton and Hancock and surrounding Houghton County have been devastated by flash floods.

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Heavy downpour tears apart roadways, causes flash flooding in Cass County

A pretty big chunk of Oil City Road in Cass County has essentially been washed away after floods and heavy rain struck southwest Michigan late Saturday afternoon.

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In contributed video from Pamela Rosas, you can see water rushing down the road with tree branches, debris and even a trash can joining the rapids.

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“Unexpected, scary, not knowing you know if the house is going to collapse, or how far up it’s going to come. It was basically fight or flight mode. Just figure out what to do and get out,’ Rosas said.

In a field just west of Davis lake, water damage flowed through neighborhoods causing evacuations. Rosas and her boyfriend left, only to come back to assess the damages.

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  • Date: 2018-06-09T23:31:21+00:00
  • Author: Jorge Rodas Newschannel 3
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