Flood warning issued for Huron River and several other areas in southeast Michigan

The Huron River in Willow Metropark during a heavy rain storm in late April, 2019. (HURON HUB FILE PHOTO submitted by Mary Horbianski)


Posted by The Huron Hub on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020 — 11:40 AM EST

Flood warnings have been issued for multiple areas across southeast Michigan. Included in the warning is the Huron River, which runs through Huron Township. 

The National Weather Service in Detroit/Pontiac has issued a flood
warning for the following in southeast Michigan:

Clinton River…Huron River…Kearsley Creek…Lower Rouge River…
Middle Rouge River…North Branch Clinton…River Raisin…Rouge
River…Saginaw River…Shiawassee River

Heavy rainfall up to 2.5 inches has fallen overnight producing the rises
in area rivers. The flood forecasts are based on this rainfall plus
forecasted rainfall of 1 to 2 inches through tonight. Rain might turn into
freezing rain in some basins which would cut down on runoff. Flood crests
maybe adjusted this evening or Sunday morning after the storm has ended
and total rainfall amounts are observed.

The National Weather Service Detroit/Pontiac has issued a Flood warning for the Huron River at Ann Arbor.
* From now until further notice.
* At 10 AM Saturday the stage is 14.9 feet and rising.
* Flood stage is 16.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast is to rise above flood stage by tomorrow morning…
and crest around 16.1 feet tomorrow afternoon.

Full list of local weather alerts here

RELATED: Officials urge preparedness ahead of storm

Flood watch issued through Saturday night; 2 to 4 inches of rain forecasted


 

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