Manistee and Ludington Recover After Lake Michigan “Seiche”
This morning, Jeff from Bake n Cakes asked me if I'd heard what happened in Manistee last Friday. I had not - and thought maybe you hadn't either. Crazy stuff.
Last Friday, a little after 12 noon, as we were preparing for the ice storm we got in mid-Michigan. the Lake Michigan coast line was hit by a seiche (pronounced "saysh"). A seiche is a sort of mini-tsunami that forms when strong winds push a lot of water onto shore. In Manistee, the Manistee River rose between 8 to 10 feet in some places as the water from the lake rushed INTO town, damaging the riverwalk and some docks. According to the Manistee News Advocate, the riverwalk is back open today.
WOOD-TV, in Grand Rapids, got some good video of what happened in Ludington and Manistee:
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