Flood immerses roads, cars as heavy rains soak Frederick Co

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All of the rainy weather we have had the last few days has led the National Weather Service in Grand Rapids to issue a Flood Watch for portions of south central MI and southwest MI.

Flood immerses roads, cars as heavy rains soak Frederick Co
Flood immerses roads, cars as heavy rains soak Frederick Co

The NWS calls the conditions "a recipe for heavy rain potential...which is starting to look like more a matter of when and how much, rather than if".

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Forecasters say rainfall over the last few days has totaled from 1.5 to over three inches south of I-96. The river may still be above flood stage as late as next Monday morning. Expect winds to be about 14 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 24 miles per hour before 10 p.m. Though the worst of the flooding is over, the weather service said, flooding is expected to continue throughout the night, especially near streams.

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Flash flooding can not be ruled out, but the primary concern is flooding of small streams and low-lying areas, according to the weather service alert. The river reached 15.9 feet Monday morning. Monitor the forecast, especially if you live in a location that is prone to flooding.

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