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Rain Causes Severe Flooding For Parts of Mid-Michigan

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EAST LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) -- Flooded fields, submerged signs and water-covered playgrounds fill parts of mid-Michigan. We're well into May, but Mother Nature continues to bring us rain.

"We know people who actually have water in their basements and all over their yards, so it makes it very difficult," said Marc Zaiser as he looked at the flooding on Michigan State University's campus.

The flooding from the Red Cedar River is so bad on MSU's campus, officials had to put up signs to close sidewalks because they're submerged with water from the river.

"I had talked about walking by the river. We'll just go a different direction. We'll stay a little higher," said Zaiser.

'Road closed' signs scatter sidewalks around MSU's campus and block off water-filled roads near the baseball stadium. Zaiser ggraduated from MSU and visits campus often. He says he never recalls the Red Cedar River flooding like it has this spring.

"I don't think I remember seeing that before. I mean, flooding to this extent where the sidewalks were impassible," he said. 

For the first time in the event's history, flooding from the Red Cedar River forced organizers for Ingham County Animal Control's Woofer Walk to change the planned path.

"We were walking down here and saw all the water and realized it was completely over our site and completely over the route," said Woofer Walk co-chair Sarah Gilmour.

The Woofer Walk worked around the flooding, which is what many people have to continue to do because the forecast calls for more rain.

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