Aug 12, 2014

Michigan: Two Die in Record Flooding

Detroit, MI
USA
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New York Times
Stranded cars on I-696 on Tuesday at the city limits of Warren, Mich., a suburb of Detroit. ImageL David Coates/Detroit News, via Associated Press
Stranded cars on I-696 on Tuesday at the city limits of Warren, Mich., a suburb of Detroit. ImageL David Coates/Detroit News, via Associated Press

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.