The Lansing Office of Emergency Management is recommending evacuation in various neighborhoods due to possible flooding. WKAR’s Katie Cook has more.
City Officials recommend that everyone whose home is in the possible flood areas temporarily leave their home and stay out of the areas until the water recedes.
As rivers continue to rise, the greatest danger will be on Thursday the 22nd and Friday the 23rd, even though the rain will have stopped.
Neighborhoods in flood areas include, but are not limited to:
Urbandale – South of Michigan Ave./East of Fairview Ave./North of 496/West of 127
Sycamore Park – East of Pennsylvania Ave./North of Mt. Hope St./South and West of the River (Northern part of neighborhood affected most)
Knollwood Willow – East of North Grand River Ave./North of Willow St./South and West of the River
Baker – South of the River/West of Pennsylvania Ave./East of Cedar/North of Baker
Cherry Hill – South of Kalamazoo/North of 496/East of Cherry/West of the River
Riverside – All areas along the River should be mindful of rising water
Riverpoint – South, West and East of the River/North of Elm Street (residential area Northeast of ReoTown)
Mike Tobin is Lansing’s Emergency Management Chief. He says The American Red Cross is going to be opening a shelter starting tomorrow at noon, at the Letts Community Center in Lansing on West Kalamazoo in Lansing.
“As of right now, we only see the need for one shelter, because this will be able to handle a fairly large number of people. If there is need for additional shelters, the Red Cross has already planned and identified a few additional sites, and those sites will be dictated by where the event is happening and how many beds will be needed.”