flooding

Ice jams, Grand River, Portland
WLNS-TV Lansing (WKAR media partner)

Portland city officials are asking Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's administration to clarify or reconsider its decision to deny aid to communities hurt by severe flooding early in the year.

Flooded home in Nebraska
Allison Mollenkamp / NETNebraska public media

Help from Michigan is coming to Midwest farmers affected by severe flooding. 

Lake Superior
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

Water levels are surging in the Great Lakes and likely will set records this summer, forecasters said Monday — a remarkable turnaround from earlier this decade that's bringing welcome relief to shippers and marina owners, but causing flooding and heavy erosion in some areas.

Flooding
WKAR-MSU File photo

The U.S. Small Business Administration has approved a request for an administrative declaration of disaster for parts of western Michigan that suffered through widespread flooding due to heavy rainfall and melting snow.

Flooding
WKAR-MSU File photo

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has declared a state of emergency for Newaygo County in western Michigan after heavy rains and melting snow caused flooding.

Ice jams, Grand River, Portland
WLNS-TV Lansing (WKAR media partner)

UPDATED at 4:45 PM Friday  

Flash floods caused more evacuations in the city of Portland on Friday.

Lansing River Trail flooding photo
emilee rader / flickr creative commons

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.

Road
WKAR File Photo / WKAR-MSU

The Federal Highway Administration has announced the western Upper Peninsula will receive $19.2 million in emergency relief funds to repair damage from flooding brought on by heavy rains last June.

Frozen Pipe
Pixabay Creative Commons

Water main breaks and burst pipes due to bitterly cold temperatures have disrupted operations at a Detroit court, university buildings and other places around Michigan.

Tow plow photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

The cold snap could be over by Friday. But Capital Correspondent Cheyna Roth reports once the cold weather eases up, there will be new issues for the state to handle.


Frozen Water
Amanda Barberena

A bridge in a western Michigan community has been closed due to flooding from ice jams on the Muskegon River.

Nature
Amanda Barberena

A competitive grant program is being launched to help reduce flooding from storms and restore unique natural areas in seven southeastern Michigan counties.

State Will Cover Funding Match For UP Flooding Damage

Oct 5, 2018
flood damage, Upper Peninsula, Houghton County
Nicole Walton / WNMU public media

The state of Michigan will spend up to $7.4 million to help Upper Peninsula communities qualify for federal matching funds available to address damage from June flooding.

flood damage, Upper Peninsula, Houghton County
Nicole Walton / WNMU public media

Businesses and residents in parts of Michigan's Upper Peninsula affected severe flooding in June may apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

flood damage, Upper Peninsula, Houghton County
Nicole Walton / WNMU public media

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied Gov. Rick Snyder's appeal to reconsider a decision denying individual assistance in three Upper Peninsula counties that sustained damage from flooding and heavy rainfall in June.


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