Photo Credit : Bob McMillan /FEMA
Detroit regularly faces the hazards of flooding. Flooding can happen anytime from the spring through the fall—even winter if warmer than usual temperatures lead to rain rather than snowfall. Flooding tends to be caused by heavy rain: the faster the rainwater reaches the river channel, the more likely it is to flood. Heavy rainfall can also overburden the sewer system. Check out the resources below for important information on the dangers of flooding:
National Weather Service Flooding Resources
View Flooding Safety Infographic
Turn Around, Don’t Drown Flooding Graphic.
U.S. National Weather Service flooding video PSA.