Detroit’s History Making Rainfall

[Credit: MLive - Elaine Cromie]
[Credit: MLive – Elaine Cromie]
This morning’s commute had to have been the longest drives that I have ever driven to get to work. Yesterday’s storm produced the heaviest single rainfall that Detroit has ever seen.  I burned more gas traveling the main streets from Downtown Detroit to Southfield then I would have if I had traveled using the freeway during rush hour traffic.

Flood warnings are still in effort for both Wayne and Macomb County until 3 p.m. today, August 12th.  After hours of heavy, non-stop rainfall much of Detroit is left under water.

At 8:45 p.m. Monday, the automated weather observing equipment at Detroit Metro Airport reported 4.57 inches of rainfall. Much of I-75 near I-696 is still under water, and some drivers are still stranded on flooded roads.

DTE Energy also reported, 22, 000 homes and businesses are still without power this morning. MDOT spokesperson told local news reporters, Monday night, “there is no timetable for when the roads and freeways will be clear. The sewer systems have to be able to absurd the water, which is an “unknown factor”.

City workers are still working to clear up all of the remaining mess.

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