Great Lakes Water Authority warning residents about flood potential this week

Date: 2021-09-21 10:52:30

The Great Lakes Water Authority is warning residents about flooding potential this week as thunderstorms begin to roll into Metro Detroit this week. 

In a severe weather alert, GWLA asked everyone and especially those in low-lying areas that have already been hit by flooding before to be on the lookout for more water.

Expected storms could bring up to 4 inches of rain, as well as exceed 1 inch of rain per hour at some times.

“A Flash Flood Watch or Flood Watch may eventually be needed,” according to the National Weather Service. 

The NWS anticipates activating a Flood Watch alert from 4 p.m. Sept. 21 to 8 a.m. Sept. 23. 

GWLA said its regional system is working as designed currently has the capacity to handle the predicted rainfall. It also says it has staffed accordingly.

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