Flood Troubles Magnified For Some Without Power

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WYOMING, Mich. – Roughly 100 people living in the neighborhoods around Division and 54th street in Wyoming were told they should evacuate their homes due to flooding concerns.

The flood waters were magnified when the power was turned off Thursday afternoon as water levels continued to rise, sump pumps were taken out of commission due to no power.

A spokesperson with Consumer’s Energy told FOX 17 they turned off the power to about 100 homes sighting the standing flood waters would put people at risk of electrocution.

Without power, many people elected to go out any buy generators to keep their basements dry.

Wyoming Police used an “ARGO”, a vehicle with tank-like wheels that can also float and get places other vehicles cannot, to drive the flooded streets looking to help.

Police used the machine to get to stranded residents and offer them a way to get to high ground.

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3 comments

  • anonymous

    Why is my power shut off when I dont have a water problem on my part of the street and no one can answer not the electric co, the city public works or the police. So now i must pay to rent a generator. Find interesting that the businesses just up the street street still have all their power.

  • anonymous

    If your on the same power grid as those under water , Depents on how many people/businesse are on that grid so It's not like they can pick an choose each house. You might just invest in a Generator we did an it has came in handy many of times.Yes I am without power and have a business in my home that needs power to operate.