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Officials Warn Michiganders To Clear Drains To Prevent Flooding

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LANSING, MI (WLNS) - Crews are working to clear highway drains in order to prepare for possible floods due to melting snow and rain.

Officials warn that there's a lot of work to be done because many drains are not even visible due to the amount of snow sitting on top of them.

In preparation for Mother Nature's new headache, floods, officials are asking Michigander's to look out for clogged drains and collapsed roofs.

6 News Reporter Francesca Amiker met a man simply trying to be prepared for the storm by looking for his clogged drain.

"They tell us on the news that we should open up the clogged drains in front of the houses and the sewers so that the water has some place to run off when it starts to melt, and I'm looking for my drain," said Bob Lieber.

"When all the snow melts, the water's got to go some place and if the drains aren't open the water's going to go into sewers and basements and wherever, this is an abnormal amount of snow so I'm trying to be a little more cautious this year," said Lieber.

Officials say that more people need to be like Lieber so that these rising water levels don't have a chance to cause damage.

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