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Erik Kostrewza in WKAR Studio
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It may still be chilly outside but in a matter of weeks, we may be dealing with severe thunderstorms, hail, flooding or even tornadoes! This is severe weather awareness week in Michigan. WKAR’s Reginald Hardwick talked with WLNS 6 News meteorologist Erik Kostrewza about the hazards, starting with flooding.

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Gov. Rick Snyder is seeking a federal disaster declaration for four Michigan counties affected by severe flooding in February.

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The U.S. Small Business Administration is working with the state police and local emergency managers to conduct damage assessments following flooding last month in Michigan.

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Officials say flooding last month in northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan damaged more than 2,000 homes.

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Today, Gov. Rick Snyder declared a state of disaster in Lansing, Grand Rapids and 17 Michigan counties. It follows the heavy rainfall and snowmelt that caused widespread flooding in late February.

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The state says emergency relief assistance may be available to low-income residents affected by flooding that began last month in parts of Michigan's Lower Peninsula.

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Emergency management officials in Lansing are hosting the first of three public meetings tonight to provide follow-up information for residents affected by the floods.  The meeting will be at the Allen Neighborhood Center at 1611 E. Kalamazoo starting at 7 p.m.

 


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Lansing mayor Andy Schor talked with WKAR's Brooke Allen about the flooding and cleanup in Lansing. 


On the Feb. 24-25 edition of Current State: neighbors struggling with floodwaters & how you can help; learn where Michigan's gubernatorial candidates stand on gun debate; learn about Dolores Huerta and why she's coming to MSU; two Lansing men make sure dozens of children see Black Panther movie and helping feed fish thanks to whiskey by-products.


The 1000 block of Beech Street, Friday, Feb. 23.
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The 1000 block of Beech Street is a small stretch of road between Hazel and Elm; a diverse, working-class neighborhood just a little northeast of REO Town. And right now, it’s basically a lake.

 

 


Road Closures Due to Flooding

Feb 23, 2018
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As of noon today, here are the roads that are currently closed:

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The city of Lansing is assessing the damage wrought by this week’s flooding.  Officials are working with the state and federal government to bring resources to the community.

 


 

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On Friday morning, Andi Crawford, City of Lansing Department of Planning & Neighborhood Development director talked with WKAR's Reginald Hardwick about how volunteers can help flood victims this weekend. 


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Despite the flooding and some evacuations, the Lansing School district says 83 percent of students attended class on Thursday. 

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

 


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