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Posted on: August 12, 2021

City Officials Continuing to Monitor Flooding, Free Trash Collection Offered to Impacted Residents

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — City of East Lansing officials are continuing to monitor flooding in the East Lansing community.

Community members are advised that the National Weather Service Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service is currently forecasting that East Lansing’s Red Cedar River will crest at 8.1 feet (minor flood stage) at 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 13 (subject to change): https://water.weather.gov/ahps2/hydrograph.php?wfo=grr&gage=elnm4.

In an effort to assist with recovery and cleanup following last night’s rain event, the East Lansing Department of Public Works (DPW) will be providing free bulk waste stickers and yellow City trash bags to impacted homes for household items that have been damaged by water (i.e. furniture, carpeting, etc.; no construction material please). From Friday, Aug. 13 to Friday, Aug. 20, community members impacted by flooding can stop by DPW, 1800 E. State Road, during regular hours to pick up stickers and bags and schedule a collection. Proof of residency will be required.

For additional information on flood cleanup, residents can visit https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/floods/index.html.   

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