Residents Rescued By Boat Following Flood

LANSING (WWJ) – One neighborhood near downtown Lansing was more like a lake, Thursday, after feet of water flooded the streets.

WWJ Newsradio 950 spoke with Alison Bono, with the American Red Cross  in Lansing, who said some residents had to be evacuated from their homes by boat.

“One street, especially … three to five feet of water. And, as a matter of fact, one house had the foundation collapse. That’s how bad it was … The fire department evacuated them,” Bono said.

Bono said 13 people have been rescued and there may be more to come.

“We don’t have anything officials yet about why. We’re just dealing with getting the people calmed down and a warm meal, and get them together so that they can deal with what has to come,” she said.

Thousands of Metro Detroiters were left without power, following the overnight downpour, and more rain is expected later Thursday. Click here for more details.

For the latest forecast, keep it tuned to WWJ Newsradio 950 for Traffic and Weather, every 10 minutes on the 8s.

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