Heavy rains last Saturday caused unprecedented flooding in the city of Algoma. Over five inches of rain was reported in Algoma over a 45-minute span on Saturday afternoon, according to Public Works Director Matt Murphy. About nine blocks of flooding occurred on city streets along the river and low-lying areas. Murphy says Algoma Fire and Rescue helped immensely in the crisis.
No damages were reported after the water was pumped out by Sunday morning. The only casualty of the street flooding was one stalled vehicle on the street, according to Murphy. He says 25 homeowners reported basement flooding.
(photo courtesy of Algoma Fire Department)