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Last summer, heavy rain flooded thousands of basements in Detroit and the city was honest about what happened -- the pumps just couldn’t keep up.
Residents living on a Detroit street have been dealing with flooding for months and the water department hasn’t been able to find a solution.
A Detroit homeowner has experienced flooding at least four times since the summer, yet she continues to be denied Federal Funding.
All across Metro Detroit there are anxious homeowners hoping their basements will stay dry as more rain moves through the area. Most have been spared by the flooding so far.
“Here we are two, three months later and this is pretty much happening week after week. What are we supposed to do? Who are we supposed to call? When we do call, we pretty much hit a dead end,” Jackson said.
St. Stephen AME church on Detroit’s west side has been a spiritual home for Detroiters since 1918 but it also has a rich Motown musical history that was submerged during recent flooding.
A church in Detroit is still cleaning up damage from 5 feet of floodwater in the church basement from heavy rainfall.
FEMA officials are going door-to-door in Detroit to make sure people can access the federal help they’re entitled to after severe flooding impacted the area.
Check out this video of the flooded Lodge Freeway and a drain pouring water onto the highway at Jefferson Avenue.
People living near the water on Detroit’s east side said massive flooding that filled basements with raw sewage should not have been as severe if all the pumps had been working.
The Detroit Public Library will remain closed through Labor Day due to the impact of major flooding that struck the region last weekend.