Ann Arbor: Officials say city has mostly recovered after Thursday's storm
Hassan Hodges | AnnArbor.com
Police responded to 64 calls for service between 6 and 9 p.m.Thursday and six city streets were barricaded due to extreme flooding. Another street was barricaded due to a fallen power line.
South Main, West Huron, Scio Church Road, West Stadium and East Stadium were all closed temporarily due to the storm. Three street signals lost power, but have since been restored.
Additionally at least 12 apartments were flooded at Park Place and Manchester Flats apartments near the intersection of Stadium and Pauline, displacing more than a dozen residents. McKinley Inc. —owner of the two apartments— plans to place affected residents in other nearby apartment complexes.
According to City Administrator Steve Powers, all streets have been reopened and the flooding has receded. No trees were significantly damaged by the storm, according to field operations manager Matt Warba.
At least eight Ann Arbor homeowners called the city complaining of flooded basements and multiple gravel roads were eroded due to the heavy rain, Warba said.
Several stormwater manholes burst during the storm, but no injuries or driving incidents were reported as a result.
"It's not uncommon when you have two inches of rain in a 15 minute time period for the system to get somewhat overwhelmed," Warba said.
Two firefighters were injured Thursday when they were fighting an electrical fire. An updated condition report has not been available from the city.