Nightside Report Sept. 21, 2021: Metro Detroit residents asked to remove valuable items from basements as region braces for heavy rain, Wayne County commissioners demand answers after missing woman’s body sits at morgue for months

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Detroit homeowners prepare for flood threat
Detroit homeowners prepare for flood threat

Metro Detroit residents asked to remove valuable items from basements as region braces for heavy rain

DETROIT – The Great Lakes Water Authority is bracing for heavy rains and flooding over the next few days.

“This is a significant amount of rain. It’s forecasted six and a half inches over the next three days,” said GLWA Interim CEO Suzanne Coffey.

Coffey said the rain is coming and more than likely, there will be flooding over the next few days.

Coffey believes GLWA is prepared adding, “We have our Conner Creek Pump Station fully ready, staffed, people ready to trouble shoot if we need to.”

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Metro Detroit weather: Flood watch in place for at least 24 hours

Tuesday’s scattered showers and thunderstorms are just an appetizer for the main course of heavy rain to come to Detroit and southeast Michigan from tonight through Thursday.

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4 Facts Facts

  • Weeks after being told to evacuate their homes, some residents in those evacuated areas of Flat Rock finally have the all-clear to go back home. Click here to read more.
  • Wayne County commissioners are demanding answers after the body of a woman believed to be missing sat in the morgue for seven months before being cremated without the family’s knowledge. Click here to read more.
  • A Detroit father has been charged after his 18-month-old nephew found a gun inside his home and fatally shot the man’s 5-year-old son, officials said. Click here to read more.
  • There appears to be a major staff shortage at the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office. Click here to read more.

Be Informed

Negotiations over COVID-19, teachers and sick days in Michigan continue

School COVID-19 cases are on the rise and it’s forcing a line in the sand for many teachers who choose not to get vaccinated, particularly in school districts that do not require masking.

Local 4 News looked into the complicated math of choosing which teachers get free quarantine days and what educators have to take a withdrawal from their own personal sick day banks.

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DeJanay Booth joined WDIV as a web producer in July 2020. She previously worked as a news reporter in New Mexico before moving back to Michigan.