Lansing to unveil new flood warning system October 27

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LANSING, Mich. – Lansing mayor Virg Bernero and scientists from the United States Geological Survey will unveil a new flood warning system for the city of Lansing.

The program will use water level data to create a digital map that will display the flood waters of the Grand River, Red Cedar River, and Sycamore Creek. The system was designed in part by the U.S. Army Corp. of Engineers and the U.S. Geological Society.

That data can help emergency responders plan their response, including road closures, evacuations, and cleanup.

It may also encourage homeowners to acknowledge flood warnings they might otherwise ignore.

The system will be unveiled at a ceremony at 1:00 p.m. at the Board of Water and Light’s John F. Dye Water Conditioning Plant, located at 148 South Cedar Street in downtown.

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