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Heavy Rain Leaves Residents In Knee-Deep Water

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SHIAWASSEE COUNTY, MI (WLNS) - In Shiawassee County high water is causing problems for people in Corunna.
6 News Sharon Yoo was on scene and has more.

High water in Corunna isn’t surprising.
In fact, “it happens every year. This is honestly the highest it's come up, as far as State Rd.,” said Jessica Clingerman, resident, city of Corunna.

In the past week constant downpours hit Shiawassee County hard and in Corunna they're just waiting for it to pass.
“It's a giant pain,” said Clingerman.

We spoke to the owner of this property who told us that he has seen floods this bad before, but this is the first time it has happened consecutively over the course of a week.

“It came up this high last week, and then the river receded again and then it came up, like bang. It's quick,” said Tim Lawson, resident, city of Corunna.

Although the water level has been steady, Lawson is keeping a close watch.
“It's not really at dangerous panic mode yet, but we're keeping an eye on it.”

Keeping watch isn't exactly calming.
“You're a little uneasy when you realize that when you went to bed last night and you wake up in the morning it's like hello, it's high.”

And until high water backs down, residents are hoping that the river doesn't strike again.


In Durand, just a few miles south east of Corunna, nearly 540,000 gallons of partially treated wastewater was discharged from a sewage treatment plant. Officials say heavy rains that fell in a short period of time early this morning caused the overflow. Recreational users of the Shiawassee River should avoid contact until further notice.

By Sharon Yoo, 6 News Intern
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