Kalamazoo, MI: The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety would like residents in low-lying areas as well as motorists to remain vigilant to potential flooding for the remainder of the weekend and into Monday. While flooding from this past Thursday’s rain has subsided, many of the swollen creeks continue to empty excess rainwater into the Kalamazoo River. Predictions are that the Kalamazoo River will rise to approximately 8 feet by Sunday evening. Flood stage is 9 feet. Additionally, forecasted rains for Sunday evening into Monday morning could create flood conditions in low areas and areas prone to flooding, including roadways.
KDPS in conjunction with Public Services are monitoring the river levels and potential rainfall. Should the need arise, updates on street closures and flood impacts will be released to local media outlets as well as being posted on the City of Kalamazoo webpage.
By authority of: Assistant Chief Jeff VanderWiere
Date: June 22, 2019
Address: 150 E. Crosstown Parkway, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Contact: Assistant Chief Jeff VanderWiere, Emergency Management, 337-8270