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Beryl’s debris hits southeastern Michigan counties

By meerna Jul11,2024
Beryl’s debris hits southeastern Michigan counties

(CBS DETROIT) — Homeowners, businesses and other gathering places across Michigan are struggling with the effects of several inches of rain.

“In the 30 years I’ve lived here, I’ve never seen this much water here,” said Adam De Lay, a deacon at Davison Community Baptist Church who has been a member of the church for decades.

De Lay says he’s seen flooding before, but not on this scale. Looking at the standing water behind the church and neighbors’ homes, he says they’ll have to wait and see what Hurricane Beryl has left in their yard now.

“Where do you go with this? Even neighbors have tried to put in their own culverts and mitigation units because it happens every year. Not to this extent, but it happens every year,” De Lay told CBS News Detroit.

The water also reached their basement.

“We’ve had at least one room that we thought had been softened in the past, but never to the extent that we’re seeing now,” De Lay said, echoing what he said about the waters outside.

De Lay says the absorbent carpet is the only thing keeping water from seeping beyond the classroom and storage areas on the church’s lower floor.

For now, while the flooding appears to be somewhat contained, he said the next steps are to rip out carpets and parts of the walls and see what the hurricane leaves behind in Michigan.

By meerna

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