DETROIT (WWJ) – Torrential storms with record-breaking rainfall passed over metro Detroit Monday, causing flash-floods that trapped thousands of motorists on freeways and filling basements with water; but citizens shouldn’t worry, Michigan’s governor says — everything is under control.
“This is severe flooding,” Gov. Rick Snyder said live on WWJ Newsradio 950 Tuesday morning. “Essentially, we got a lot of rain coming that, along with some power outages, sort of overwhelmed the capacity of our freeways to handle it.”
Snyder said even though a state of emergency has not yet been declared, officials are taking immediate action.