15 Post-Storm Flood Pics in 15 Michigan Miles
As someone who has traveled the same roads to and from work for 20+ years, it is very rare that something 'new' catches my eye anymore. That was, of course, until the ride home after an extremely intense band of thunderstorms wreaked havoc in the area during the tornado watch on all of lower Michigan on Wednesday, April 5th.
The image above features the DeBuck's Sod Farm smiley face truck, recognizable to anyone in the Davison area. Why it was smiling in this particular photo is beyond me. I have never seen this amount of water behind that happy little guy. And, as Michigan's leading sod farm comes into their season, we can only hope that they're able to rebound from this flooding in a timely manner.
After seeing and getting a quick drive-by picture of this flooding, I decided to take a picture of everything that caught my eye from that point forward on the highway to my home. Here is what I encountered in the next ten-or-so miles.
Flooding On Lippincott Road in Lapeer County
This image was taken about a half mile east of Elba Rd., on Lippincott. That can't be good for electrical box by the pole.
A bit farther east of Elba Rd. on Lippincott I encountered this. And this one looked deep. Like it could take days or even weeks to disappear.
Flooding On Genesee Road in Lapeer County
Any more rain here and these people had a chance of their horses swimming away.
This one was so bad I couldn't get all of it in one picture. I felt sorry for the owners here. But the duck that flew away as I pulled up seemed like it'd been enjoying itself.
This was another area where the picture didn't do the area justice. No, that's not supposed to be a pond.
Good thing it wasn't 'planting day' today.
These trees won't need to be watered for a while.
Golf Road in Lapeer County
In my 50+ years, I had never seen this corner like this.
Hard to believe there are two lanes here.
The par 3 11th at the Lapeer Country Club. And no, there is not a pond on this hole.
Hunt Road in Lapeer County
This is a friend's home. You could have jet skied here.
My guess is these poor people will be grabbing their mail by kayak for the next couple days.
I don't get it. The fire normally stays lit here.
If you have any pictures of flooding in your area, send them in via app chat or post them in the Facebook comments! We would love to see how other areas of the state were impacted by the storms. Stay dry, folks!