June 27, 2013 flooding in Ann Arbor

Several streets in Ann Arbor have flooded as a result of slow-moving storm cells that passed through the city on the afternoon of Thursday, June 27, 2013. Reports are still filtering in, but here’s what I know about right now.

The City of Ann Arbor is building a “Citizen Storm Corps” volunteer group to assist in stormwater/flooding data collection. Volunteers will visit Large Event Data Gathering locations after significant rain events, record visual observations about the stormwater’s behavior at that location using a LEDG Stormwater/Flooding Reporting Form, and submit the data to the city. If interested in volunteering, e-mail stormmodel@a2gov.org.

US-23 at Warren Road

From the National Weather Service, all caps in original.

STREET FLOODING HAS BEEN REPORTED IN ANN ARBOR FROM AROUND 2 INCHES
WITH THE WARREN STREET UNDERPASS OF US 23 FLOODED & CLOSED. WITH
ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAINFALL EXPECTED FROM STORMS.ANY FLOODING WILL
BE EXACERBATED WITH FLOODING PROBLEM MOST LIKELY SPREADING IN AREAL
COVERAGE AS A LINE OF THUNDERSTORMS DROPS SO. INTO THE AREA.

Depot Street.

Depot between North Main and Fourth has flooded. This is an ambulance route, and at least one ambulance had to turn back because of the high water.

 

State Street.

South State Street near Yost Arena has flooded. U of Michigan athletes were out pushing stalled cars.

Huron and Washington near the Ann Arbor Railroad

South Fifth near Fingerle Lumber

Behold Lake Fingerle

Hatcher Library basement

The basement of the University of Michigan Hatcher Graduate Library took on some water; a truck from Belfor was there later in the evening.

Hill and South Division

Detroit Street at Beakes>

South Industrial

Just south of Kroger

Hoover and Mary

N. Ashley and Felch

A 55mb .MOV file showing the flooding at that corner; it plays on Macs with Quicktime. From @voxphoto, via the Ann Arbor Chronicle.

South Main between Packard and Madison

Looks like this was taken from inside Hook Logic.

More local coverage: AnnArbor.com.

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