August 11, 2014 Historic Rainfall

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A historic rainfall event unfolded over Southeast Michigan on Monday, August 11, leading to significant flooding and major road closures.  This event was caused by a low pressure system moving over the area and with the atmosphere being very moist created the heavy, continuous rains that were seen.  The hardest hit areas included Metro Detroit and surrounding communities, along with Flint and the Saginaw Valley areas.  Wayne, Southern Oakland and Macomb counties saw the worst of the flooding as 4 to 6 inches of rain fell over a 4 hour period. 

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Radar loop courtesy of Iowa Environmental Mesonet (IEM). Local storm reports are plotted on the above map.


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Local Storm Reports



Image courtesy of Iowa Environmental Mesonet (IEM).  Green boxes indicate flood advisories, flood warnings, and river flood warnings.  Local Storm Reports (LSR) are also shown plotted on the map.

Text Summary of Local Storm Reports (LSRs)

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Photos  (Click on thumbnail for bigger image)

Shelby Township, MI (courtesy of Joe Selbig) Shelby Township, MI (courtesy of Joe Selbig) Wyandotte, MI (courtesy of Josh Halasy) Wyandotte, MI (courtesy of Josh Halasy)

Warren, MI (courtesy of Lynn Rosnik) Caseville, MI (courtesy of Mike Schreiber) Allen Park, MI (courtesy of Rebecca Rogers)
Northville, MI (courtesy of Ryan Jake Jakubowski)


Warren, MI (courtesy of Shawn Minnix) Warren, MI (courtesy of Shawn Minnix) Canton, MI (courtesy of Susan Smith) Riverview, MI (courtesy of Michael LaBeau)

Woodhaven, MI (courtesy of Michael LaBeau)


Additional pictures from this event can be found by visiting the news links below:

Oakland Press

Fox 2 Detroit

WXYZ Channel 7 Detroit

The Detroit News

Detroit Free Press

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Additional Resources




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