Flooding concerns heighten with melt

Local municipalities are readying for potential flooding of streets as temperatures rise, and the winter snowpacks continue to melt in the area. Algoma Public Works Director Matt Murphy says one area of concern for flash flooding in the city would be off Perry Street and County S near the dog park. He says his department is consistently monitoring the city’s pumps when necessary.



With daytime temperatures expected to remain above freezing for the next week, Murphy says a slow, gradual melt with little precipitation is the best combination to prevent any flooding issues. He says the Algoma Street department is in good shape with the supply of about 1,500 sandbags just in case.



(photo of flooding in Algoma last summer courtesy of Algoma Fire Department)

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