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City of Lowell Declares State of Emergency

Posted at 11:02 PM, Apr 19, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-20 15:57:51-04

floodLOWELL, Mich.- Friday, The City of Lowell was put under a State of Emergency in anticipation of the worst flooding the city has ever seen.  City officials predict the Flat River will rise over the Main Street Bridge for the first time ever making it impassable.

Friday evening, hundreds gathered at the elementary school to help fill sandbags for anyone in the community who needs them. Flood waters have already reached many homes and are creeping closer to others.

An emergency shelter has been set up by the American Red Cross at First Baptist Church at 2275 West Main Street.

The City Police Chief asks for anyone who does not have to be in the city to avoid the area for safety reasons.