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Posted on: August 12, 2021

City of East Lansing Storm Response Update

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Due to a major rain event last night, there is flooding in localized areas of the City of East Lansing as well as some power outages.  

Police officers and firefighter/paramedics with the East Lansing Police Department and East Lansing Fire Department are knocking on doors in areas with significant flooding to provide safety checks and Department of Public Works staff are closing impacted roads, checking sewers and providing other storm response services as necessary.

Community members are advised of the following:

  • Don’t go into a flooded basement to shut off an electrical panel. Call your electric provider. The Lansing Board of Water & Light can be contacted at 877-295-5001.
  • If you need assistance with pumping water out of your basement, call a water damage restoration contractor.
  • Water in basements can also be reported to the East Lansing Department of Public Works at (517) 337-9459, Option 0.
  • Stay away from downed power lines and report them to your utility company immediately.
  • Generators should be operated outdoors where there is plenty of open space for exhaust ventilation.
  • Don’t drive through standing water over roadways.

 Power has been restored at East Lansing City Hall and the building is expected to re-open to the public at noon.

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