The plan is to put vacant lots to good use by creating a vegetation system that would help prevent floods.
The River Raisin at Dundee was 1.5 feet over flood stage on Wednesday morning.
Amy Valentine, whose yard backs up to the river, said this is the worst she’s seen.
Village of Dundee manager Dave Uhl said that the River Raisin is predicted to rush over its banks, threatening about 30 homes and a half a dozen businesses, including the post office.
Flooding is so bad on the Southfield Freeway through Dearborn, motorists are turning around and driving against the traffic to escape the rising water.
Stranded amid the flood are Kate Mangona and her husband Victor, originally from Detroit, who were trying to get to their Houston, Texas home from Dallas Monday afternoon.
At one point the entire intersection was under about two feet of water.
Oakwood Hospital’s Emergency Department is reopening, seven months after flooding from the historic floods of August
Cleanup crews are continuing to assess the damage at the David Stott building in downtown Detroit after a frozen pipe burst and flooded several floors with about 2 million gallons of water.
Authorities say the water continued to run down the building for a few days before anyone noticed.