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Record rainfall drenches Metro Detroit

Michigan, USA
A day of RECORD RAINFALL Monday in Metro Detroit caused havoc for motorists and residents who endured power outages and severe flooding and turned some streets into muddy swamps that left 100 homes in Dearborn inundated. Through 7 p.m. Monday 1.62 inches was reported at Detroit Metro Airport, passing the one-day record of 1.5 inches set in 1904.

Photo: David Guralnick / The Detroit News
High waters slow down cars on Central Street in Detroit. The most severe flooding was in Dearborn, Dearborn Heights and southwest Detroit, prompting the Red Cross to create an emergency shelter.
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