Metro Detroiters again hit with basement flooding after heavy Friday rains

July 17, 2021, 12:39 PM

A Grosse Pointe Farms resident pushes water away from her home. (Screengrab: WXYZ)

Metro Detroiters who just got done cleaned up after late June's floods saw water pool in their basements again Friday as heavy rains hit the region. 

Portions of Detroit, Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, and the Grosse Pointes experienced flooding, WXYZ reports.

The Free Press had this dispatch from the east side:

"We spent $2,800 just a few weeks ago trying to repair damage to our basement ... We had just finally gotten it dried out earlier this week. This has all been so frustrating," said Morningside resident Ellen Mariscal, whose home on Detroit's Audubon Road flooded again.

Mariscal is especially concerned about health issues.

"We have a son with asthma, so are very concerned about mold — not to mention the damage this is doing permanently to our foundation and the stability of this old house," Mariscal added.

Grosse Pointe Farms resident Ridene Soltesz is equally frustrated.

"We have spent $15,000 cleaning up from June and here we go again," said Soltesz.

Part of the problem may have stemmed from a partial power outage at the Blue Hill Pump Station, at Mack and Cadieux in Detroit, the Great Lakes Water Authority told media. The issue was resolved and the authority said it would "conduct an after-event analysis and work with the residents in the tributary system to determine if flooding was experienced."

Here are two soggy scenes from Friday:

Read more:  Detroit Free Press

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