Some Lansing Neighborhoods Being Evacuated Today
The Lansing Mayor and Lansing Township Supervisor have declared a State of Emergency in Lansing and Lansing Township due to imminent flooding in various neighborhoods throughout the Lansing area. City officials are recommending that residents in these neighborhoods temporarily leave their home by noon today.
The impacted neighborhoods include, but may not be limited to:
• Urbandale – South of Michigan Ave./East of Fairview Ave./North of 496/West of 127
• Sycamore Park – East of Pennsylvania Ave./North of Mt. Hope St./South and West of the River (Northern part of neighborhood affected most)
• Knollwood Willow – East of North Grand River Ave./North of Willow St./South and West of the River • Baker – South of the River/West of Pennsylvania Ave./East of Cedar/North of Baker
• Cherry Hill – South of Kalamazoo/North of 496/East of Cherry/West of the River
• Riverside – All areas along the River should be mindful of rising water
• Riverpoint – South, West and East of the River/North of Elm Street (residential area Northeast of ReoTown)
• Tecumseh River – South of Tecumseh River Dr./North of the River/East of Waverley Rd./West of Tecumseh Park
• Ravenswood Neighborhood – North of Boynton Dr./South of the River/West of Snowglen Lane
According to a press release from the City of Lansing, the American Red Cross is assisting residents in providing shelter at Letts Community Center (1220 W Kalamazoo St, Lansing, MI 48915) beginning at 12:00 PM noon, on Thursday, February 22nd. Pet Shelter information is available by calling 2-1-1.
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