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bridge and flood
Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

Help centers have been set up in Lansing and Meridian Township to assist people displaced by this week’s floods. 

 


More Scenes Of Flooding Around Lansing, MSU

Feb 22, 2018
Jason Vlahos / WKAR-MSU

The Lansing region is experiencing major road closures as the area's highest flood waters in more than three decades continue to rise. 

Jason Vlahos / WKAR-MSU

Flooding from the River Raisin in southeastern Michigan is closing roads and leaving homes in some low-lying areas surrounded by water.

Jason Vlahos / WKAR-MSU

With the Grand and Red Cedar rivers continuing to rise throughout Thursday, crests are expected to reach several feet beyond flood stage sometime late Thursday/early Friday.

MSU police barrier at flooded sidewalk
Jason Vlahos / WKAR-MSU

INCLUDES MAP | UPDATED Thursday 2:00 p.m.: There are no evacuations on the Michigan State University campus as water from the Red Cedar River continues to rise. Several roads and parking lots remain closed.


Current Sports | February 22, 2018

Feb 22, 2018
Eron Harris
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Michigan State Basketball; Tom Izzo; Keith Appling; Adreian Payne; East Lansing Basketball; Eron Harris; Michigan Basketball

Erik in WKAR Studio
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

WLNS-TV meteorologist Erik Kostrzewa joined WKAR Morning Edition host Brooke Allen in studio on Thursday morning to talk about the conditions that caused the severe flooding around the Lansing area. He also explained why driving in even 2-feet of water is terribly dangerous and what's created an epidemic of potholes in our area. 


people at podium
Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

Former Michigan Gov. John Engler will donate his salary while serving as Michigan State University's interim president amid fallout over a now-imprisoned sports doctor who sexually assaulted female athletes.

Peter Whorf / WKAR-MSU

Thursday 11:30 a.m.: Water is starting to pour into the area west of US 127 and north of I-496 in Lansing. State of Emergencies have been declared in both the city of Lansing and Lansing Township. People living in several communities are urged to evacuate by noon.   


Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

Lansing mayor Andy Schor expects nearly 300 homes to be severely flooded. A lot of concern is in the Urbandale neighborhood west of US 127 and north of I-496. WKAR went with along with two volunteers as they spread the word about evacuation orders for the Urbandale neighborhood in Lansing on Wednesday evening. 


playset in water
Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

Flood insurance is mandatory for people who live in well-established floodplains.  For decades, the federal government has helped homeowners make those payments.   But that’s changing.

 


John Engler
Katie / WKAR-MSU

Michigan State University Interim President John Engler said at a news conference Wednesday that the campus is facing the worst flooding it’s seen in 40 years, but he believes they are well prepared.

 

 


AG Bill Schuette
File photo / WKAR-MSU

State Attorney General Bill Schuette says the special prosecutor looking into MSU’s handling of abuse allegations is independent of his office. But, as Capital Bureau Chief Rick Pluta explains, that’s not what the contract says.


WKAR File Photo

Lawmakers in Lansing want to put 175 million dollars toward the state’s roads. The state House passed the spending bill Wednesday. Capital correspondent Cheyna Roth has more.


flooded river
Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

The Lansing Office of Emergency Management is recommending evacuation in various neighborhoods due to possible flooding. WKAR’s Katie Cook has more.

 


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