Storm dumps 4.57 inches of rain in SE Michigan

Published On: Aug 11 2014 08:56:02 PM EDT   Updated On: Aug 11 2014 11:39:58 PM EDT

Interstate 75 is completely submerged at Interstate 696. About 32 cars are under the water. Thankfully, everyone got out safely.


A storm has dumped more than 4 inches of rain in parts of southeastern Michigan, flooding streets and highways and leading state police to urge drivers to stay off the interstate system in metropolitan Detroit.

The National Weather Service says 4.25 inches of rain fell Monday in the Detroit suburb of Taylor. It says 4 inches fell in Livonia and 3.75 inches in Dearborn. The unofficial rainfall total (as of 8:45 p.m. Monday) was 4.57 inches recorded at Detroit Metro Airport by the automated weather observing equipment there.

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More: Flood warning in effect for metro Detroit

Flooding blocked Interstate 75 at several points Monday evening, as well as sections of I-94 and I-696.

Images: Flooded metro Detroit roads

The weather service said the Lower Rouge River was 1.86 feet above flood stage in Inkster at 7:30 p.m. Monday.


Images: Firefighters help stranded driver from I-75 flooding


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