Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer declared a state of emergency in Detroit Metro Wayne County. Prior to this, heavy rainfall paralyzed the area and caused extensive flooding. The flood seems to have spread to the Jefferson North car assembly plant in Stellatis. New there Jeep Grand Cherokee L Is produced. A viewer sent a video to WXYZ-TV in Detroit, which appeared to show many underwater vehicles:
Watch: @wxyz Detroit The audience sent us this footage that almost flooded the car @Stellantis Jefferson North Assembly Plant @wxyz Detroit @HallyVogelWXYZ @珍娜WELLS #MIWX #MIFlooding #Metro Detroit pic.twitter.com/58MuzZEs5p
-Jenn Schanz (@JennSchanzWXYZ)
June 26, 2021
We have reached jeep For more details, we will update this post when we receive a response. Jefferson North occupies 283 acres and occupies 3 million square feet.It has recently undergone transformation and modernization to build the next generation Dodge Durango with Jeep CherokeeThis is part of Stellatis’ investment of US$4.5 billion in its Detroit area plant.
On Friday, more than 6 inches of rain fell in parts of Detroit and the sewer system was overloaded. Some streets were completely submerged, and the low-lying sections of the highway were deep enough to cover car tires and hoods.
The flooding in Wayne County this weekend was so severe that some motorists facing impassable roads simply abandoned their vehicles. WXYZ reports that there are “hundreds of vehicles in need of rescue.”
State police are clearing vehicles that are still stuck on the highway while checking to make sure that no one is left in the partially flooded car.
Diane Cross, a spokesman for the Michigan Department of Transportation, said many pumps used to pump water from regional highways were also overloaded by heavy rain.
“When more water comes in, there is no way to continue pumping,” Cross said.
Highway catchment basins can also be blocked by leaves, branches, and other debris, causing flooding. She added that they must be removed manually.
Whitmer’s emergency statement authorized the Michigan State Police and the state’s emergency management and homeland security departments to coordinate their response and recovery efforts. Whitmer also activated the State Emergency Operations Center earlier on Saturday.
Whitmer said: “We will continue to work closely with emergency response coordinators and local leaders across the state to address the widespread flooding problem.” “The National Emergency Operations Center has been activated to coordinate our state’s response as we will Resources rushed to the affected area, the emergency statement will help counties get more assistance. I want to thank all 24/7 work to clean up roads, restore power and communications, provide emergency services and ensure that our neighbors have the right to get through this People with everything the storm needs. This year we have overcome a huge challenge because the Michigan people are strong people and they know that we are all together.”
As of Saturday morning, 49,000 customers were out of power, but by the afternoon DTE This number has been reduced to 34,000. The utility company’s outage map shows sporadic household outages. The utility company stated that it was unable to take its team wherever they needed to go due to the flooding.
The office of Governor Gretchen Whitmer said on Saturday that other counties in southern Michigan may be added to the statement due to more heavy rains and strong winds expected over the weekend.
According to the National Weather Service in White Lake Township, a dozen counties in central Michigan and southeastern Michigan were still under dangerous weather prospects and flooding on Saturday.
The Detroit area also received a flood warning on Saturday.
Gary Brown, director of the Detroit Water Supply and Wastewater Treatment Department, said: “The forecasted rainfall tonight is 1 inch. If we have 1 inch of rain, we will be fine.” “But if we rain three inches, then the ground is saturated. And the system can manage it will become a problem.”
Brown told reporters on Saturday that hundreds of homes in Detroit had flooded basements or basements and sewer backup water.
“The intensity of these storms exceeds the design standards for pumping stations and joint sewer overflow facilities that serve the Detroit area,” he said. “With such heavy rain, the water has nowhere to go except flooding the streets and basements.”