Detroit area hit again with flooding

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DETROIT (AP) — Steady rain soaked the Detroit area Friday, flooding highways and raising the anxiety of residents.

Thousands had their basements wrecked by sewage during a tremendous storm three weeks ago. For some, the water is back.

A downtown ramp to the Lodge Freeway was below water and closed Friday, while sections of Interstate 94 in Detroit were also flooded. The National Weather Service posted a flood warning for Wayne County.

In Detroit, highways are vulnerable in any long rain event because they are below ground and depend on pumps to remove water.

The rain fell a day after President Joe Biden declared a disaster due to flood damage from late June.