- Associated Press - Thursday, August 14, 2014

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) - Officials in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn say about 40 percent of homes and commercial properties in the city were flooded or had sewer backups in their basements this week.

The National Weather Service says Dearborn saw 6 inches of rain on Monday. The Detroit Free Press reports (https://on.freep.com/1pPyH89 ) city hall was damaged by flooding. Earlier this week, the city said that more than 75 percent of its roads were flooded and impassible.

Dearborn Mayor Jack O’Reilly Jr. has declared a state of emergency in the city. More than 85 cars were towed out of floodwaters.

In Dearborn Heights, Mayor Dan Paletko says the city got about 400 calls for flooded basements. He says two police cars and an ambulance were ruined while making emergency runs.


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