Detroit area hit again with flooding
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.