Flooding Persists In Parts Of Michigan; Rain, Snow Forecast

Feb 7, 2019

An area along the St. Joseph River in southwestern Michigan that was hit by flooding a year ago again is being threatened by high water.

Berrien County officials say people living along the river in Royalton Township have seen flooding this week as water from melting snow backs up in the icy river. Some roads are closed. Rain is forecast in the area and Capt. Rockey Adams, the county's emergency management coordinator, notes more flooding is possible.

A flood warning also remained in effect Thursday in mid-Michigan along the Grand River in Portland, where homes and businesses were flooded after an ice jam prompted evacuations.

In northern Michigan, snow is forecast. The National Weather Service says blizzard conditions were possible late Thursday and Friday in parts of the Upper Peninsula.