Flooding hits local area

Kali Katerberg/Daily Mining Gazette
Kali Katerberg/Daily Mining Gazette
Kali Katerberg/Daily Mining Gazette
Kali Katerberg/Daily Mining Gazette
Daver Karnosky/Daily Mining Gazette
Daver Karnosky/Daily Mining Gazette
Daver Karnosky/Daily Mining Gazette Paradise Road near the Pilgrim River has collapsed. Police are asking everyone to remain in shelter and call 911 if you need assistance with evacuation.

HOUGHTON – Flash flooding as the result of as much as seven inches of rain overnight has caused a variety of problems throughout the Copper Country. From flooded streets and yards to washed out driveways, emergency crews are working hard trying to keep up everything.

“Right now, I think everybody should be safe and help each other,” said Houghton City Manager Eric Waara. “This is what a natural disaster looks like.”

Several roads are closed as the Michigan Department of Transportation continues to evaluate the roadways.

With more rain on the horizon, police are advising everyone to remain in shelter or seek higher ground as necessary.

If you need help to evacuate, please dial 911.

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