Severe thunderstorms producing flooding rain and strong tornadoes moved across the Midwest Friday and Saturday, resulting in damage to homes and businesses.
According to media outlets, portions of Southeast Michigan appear to have been hardest hit, with almost seven inches of rain entering buildings in the Detroit metro area and at least four tornadoes damaging homes in two counties.
In addition, overwhelmed sewers have reportedly backed up into residential basements and yards, creating a mix of water and sewage that has become a risk to health and safety.
Approximate locations reportedly sustaining structural damage:
- Dearborn (48120, 48121, 48122, 48123, 48124, 48126, 48128, 48228)
- Dearborn Heights (Wayne County, 48125, 48127)
- Garden City (Wayne County, 48135, 48136)
- Grosse Pointe (Wayne County, 48215, 48224, 48230, 48236)
- Grosse Pointe Farms (Wayne County, 48230, 48236)
- Grosse Pointe Park (Wayne County, 48230)
- Highland Park (Wayne County, 48203)
- Jefferson Chalmers/Detroit (Wayne County, 48215)
- Rochester Hills (Oakland County, 48306, 48307, 48309)
- Westland (Wayne County, 48185, 48186)
- Ionia (Ionia County, 48846)
- Lake Odessa (Ionia County, 48849)
- Mecosta (Mecosta County, 49332)
- Port Austin (Huron County, 48467)
In response to this activity, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has issued a state of emergency for Wayne County.
Yahoo News: Michigan Governor Declares State of Emergency Over “Extraordinary Flooding
Associated County ZIP Code List