Michigan: Two Die in Record Flooding
About 1,000 vehicles have been abandoned in floodwaters in [Detroit], and floods forced some auto plants to close temporarily. Dan Thompson, a National Weather Service meteorologist, said the rainfall peaked in suburban Detroit at 6.25 inches. He said 4.57 inches fell at Detroit Metropolitan Airport, breaking the record for Aug. 11 at the airport of 2.06 inches in 1964. “This was simply a record event of rain,” Gov. Rick Snyder said.