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23 June 2017 - 3:52pm

Massive Flooding in My Town

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Hey guys, I wanted to share some pictures with you from my town, where we have been pounded with rain over the past week. Last night was the worst, as we got 4 inches of rain overnight. Flooding is all over town in Midland, Michigan, with our shopping mall closed because the flooding is out of control. We also have a big river that runs by Dow Chemical, and that's flooding too.

My house has been spared, but just down the road a ton of basements have been flooded and roads are closed. Additionally, there's a bunch of people without power. I'm lucky in that aspect as well, although it looks like I won't be going out anywhere for the next few days.

Pics are of a gas station by the mall and my in-laws' basement, where the water has flooded up several feet. Sadly, my son had some of his Ninja Turtle toys over there and they're going to be completely ruined, as there's a sewage overflow as well

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23 June 2017 - 4:00pm
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Some more pics of around town

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23 June 2017 - 9:18pm
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Wow, that looks really scary Slim, hope that it would dry a bit in the next few days, forget the toys, just hope you're all be safe, there was such situation here couple of years ago because of the torrential rains and now here's flaming hot lately so I'm feeling quite strange when I'm seeing all the pictures from your town.

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24 June 2017 - 12:09am
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I agree with sharpe. Luckily I have never been a situation like yours so I don't even know how I would react. I hope that the weather will calm down and everything will go back to normal.

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24 June 2017 - 2:52am
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Oh, very heavy flood. Your town usually is out of flood danger in the raining season?
It is good that your home is not affected by the flood.

Here, in my town, people are suffering in an unprecedented drought.
Rain here, stop there.

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30 June 2017 - 12:57am
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Wow! Good to hear that you and the family are safe.
Mother nature certainly knows how to flex her muscles to remind us who is in control every now and again.

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Wow! Good to hear that you and the family are safe.
Mother nature certainly knows how to flex her muscles to remind us who is in control every now and again.

Well said. Today it has been raining a lot in my city but luckily I've never experienced actual flood.

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30 June 2017 - 4:18pm
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The city here is drying out finally. They had to move where our fireworks are being done, but everything else is returning to normal it seems.

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Wow, that is crazy. I remember our floods in southern MN that caused devastation. Glad you were spared!

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1 July 2017 - 6:59pm
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The city here is drying out finally. They had to move where our fireworks are being done, but everything else is returning to normal it seems.

Good to hear Slim, hopefully it happened before you bout yourself a canu Wink

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10 July 2017 - 1:54pm
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Haha, well we do have a kayak. There was a picture of a dinosaur canoeing there during the flood, so I could have gotten around if I needed to!

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10 July 2017 - 8:50pm
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Video is too funny! Good thing the T-Rex was able to escape in the kayak. Love the "puppy," too. This happens in southern MN, but thankfully not yet this year, due to the rivers. We haven't had really hard downpours this year, but southern MN is notorious for this type of flooding and flash flooding.

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10 July 2017 - 8:55pm
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lol Ha-ha, didn't think I would ever see that, wonder if T-rex can swim too?

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