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.
Police: No suspicious death investigation at Clay Township mobile home park
CLAY TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Contrary to previous reports, police in Saint Clair County were not investigating a suspicious death Sunday. Local 4 and ClickOnDetroit originally were told Sunday that a body was found in Channelview Mobile Home Park off Seaway Drive in Clay Township, just north of the Saint Clair River. Local 4 and ClickOnDetroit reported police were calling the death suspicious. However, on Monday police said this is not a suspicious death investigation and that they never did call it such. They said officers were at the park on Sunday to investigate a death, but nothing about it was suspicious.
Officials issue warning about massive uptick in Great Lakes drownings this year
DETROIT - Record lake levels, severe storms and high winds have created a recipe for disaster on Michigan's Great Lakes. According to experts, drowning deaths on Lake Michigan have increased by 80% this year. The concern is the same for the Saint Clair River, Lake Saint Clair and the Detroit River. Officials with the Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project said 27 people have drowned so far this year in Lake Michigan, compared to 15 people at the same time last year. There's outlet currents, channel currents, but more than half of the fatalities from drowning in the Great Lakes are from rip currents, classic rip currents."