3 kinds of flood insurance and what they don’t cover
Flooded streets. Storage bins floating in a waterlogged basement. Piles of moldy belongings lining the curb. These sights are only becoming more common when Spring weather hits Michigan each year. And what follows usually involves frustrating phone calls with insurance companies and budget-breaking bills.
You’re in for a fun night at this Detroit bar and grille
As we continue to celebrate Black History month, we want to introduce you to a restaurant that’s been popular in Detroit for a long while. It’s known for providing good music, a fun atmosphere, and some mouth-watering soul food. We’re talking about Flood’s Bar and Grille in downtown Detroit.
Macomb, Oakland residents impacted by summer flood can apply for one-time food assistance payment
Low-income residents of Macomb and Oakland counties who were impacted by flooding this past June and did not receive food assistance benefits during July 2021 can soon apply for federal Disaster Food Assistance Program benefits, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's office announced Tuesday.
Great Lakes Water Authority identifies issue at SE Detroit pump station ahead of flood threat
With several inches of rain expected to fall across Metro Detroit over the next few days, the Great Lakes Water Authority is warning residents to remain alert and be prepared for potential flooding -- especially after an issue was discovered at a local pump station.
Official: Macomb County had to dump 96M gallons of treated sewage due to Detroit pump station failure
The Macomb County Public Works commissioner is urging for an independent investigation of a Detroit pump station that reportedly failed and triggered a water backup chain reaction into Macomb County last week.
Metro Detroit weather: Flood watch in effect as rain showers, thunderstorms return
More showers and thunderstorms give Friday’s deluge a run for its money Saturday. Two to four inches of rain fell yesterday. At least, one to two inches will fall in places before today ends. The same stationary front responsible will bring more rain, tomorrow, and even more much of next week.
Metro Detroit weather: Fewer showers Friday night, many more this weekend
After a long line of heavy rain with gusty winds, showers become more widely scattered before midnight. Afterward, we’ll have a lull with cloudy skies for a time. Then, heavy showers and some thunderstorms arrive from the south and west by dawn and when many of us wake up tomorrow morning.
Loans available for Michigan businesses, others damaged by fall rain
LANSING, Mich. – Michigan small businesses, agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and private nonprofit organizations damaged by excessive rain Sept. 30 can apply for federal loans. The low-interest Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available in Alger, Cheboygan, Chippewa, Emmet, Luce, Mackinac and Schoolcraft counties, the U.S. Small Business Administration said. Loan amounts can be up to $2 million with 3% interest rates for small businesses and 2.75% for private nonprofit organizations of all sizes. AdUnder this declaration, the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program is available to eligible farm-related and nonfarm-related entities that suffered financial losses as a direct result of this disaster. Except for aquaculture enterprises, SBA cannot provide disaster loans to agricultural producers, farmers and ranchers, the agency said.
Bitter cold causes more flooding concerns along St. Clair River
EAST CHINA, Mich. – A State of Emergency was declared in Saint Clair County due to the flooding along its titular river -- and ongoing cold weather is expected to bring more ice jams, causing more flooding concerns for residents. The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for southeastern Saint Clair County until 10 a.m. Tuesday. The jam forced the St. Clair River to overflow, causing water to surround the homes nearby. READ: Ice jams cause significant flooding along St. Clair River“Came right over the top. More information on the survey can be found on the Be Ready St. Clair County website here or its official Facebook page here.
State of Emergency declared in St. Clair County due to flood damage
ST. CLAIR COUNTY, Mich. – A State of Emergency was declared in Saint Clair County due to the flooding along its titular river. Ice jams have caused the Saint Clair River to flood significantly. The State of Emergency was declared due to widespread damages to property caused by the flooding. Citizens who are impacted by flooding to their properties are encouraged to utilize the online self-reporting survey to catalogue and report damage. More information on the survey can be found on the Be Ready St. Clair County website here or its official Facebook page here.
Ice jams cause significant flooding along St. Clair River
ST. CLAIR COUNTY, Mich. – Ice jams along the St. Clair River caused significant flooding in Algonac to Port Huron Tuesday and Wednesday. Pieces of ice collect and dam off the river, causing it to back up. What was uncommon was the typical help used to prevent the St. Clair River from spilling over wasn’t available, causing damage all along the river. READ: Homes impacted by flooding along St. Clair RiverPumps were turned on Wednesday and by noon, the water receded at least a foot. Two ice breaking ships -- U.S. Coast Guard’s Bristol Bay and Canadian cutter The Griffon -- have been conducting operations to ease the flooding.
Metro Detroit weather: Wet weekend brings rain, snow
And we don’t mean just cold temperatures. Weekend SnowWe’ll spend the first half of the weekend dry with mostly cloudy skies. Even though we expect some of this to be rain, it looks like a lot more could be wet snow. Whatever combination of rain and snow this delivers, the precipitation should transition back to a mix and then rain by late afternoon, before ending during the evening. We’ll stay dry throughout Thursday with more clouds than sun.
Metro Detroit weather: Warmth sticks around
But we get another day of unseasonable warmth without the winds on Friday, before a half-wet weekend. Warmth PersistsWith average highs in the upper 40s, getting highs in the mid 60s seems like a gift. Typical NovemberThe cold air behind that front will have temperatures struggling to hit 50 on Saturday, and reaching only the mid 40s on Sunday. Dry conditions persist until daybreak on Sunday. That includes Thanksgiving Thursday when highs will reach the mid 40s under mostly cloudy skies.