Tuesday's heavy rain leaves a mess at mobile home park - FOX 29 News Philadelphia | WTXF-TV

Tuesday's heavy rain leaves a mess at mobile home park

Posted: Updated:
A street is flooded at the Willow Point mobile home park in Harrison Township after heavy rain moved through the area on Tuesday. A street is flooded at the Willow Point mobile home park in Harrison Township after heavy rain moved through the area on Tuesday.
HARRISON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WJBK) -

The heavy rain Tuesday left behind quite a mess at Willow Point in Harrison Township, but the people who live there say they're making the most of it.

For the children of Willow Point, it's a Fourth of July to remember.  Not even the sound of laughter could drown out the sound of maintenance suction pumps trying to clean up the mess after a massive storm.

"It was like really, really bad, then like in the afternoon and night, it just got worse ... like hard, hard, harder and harder," said Deante King.
 
"We got the Mississippi River here. I wish there was a way they could funnel the water to a drain so that it wouldn't flood so bad," said Mike Stevenson.

Drivers are being courteous to their neighbors by slowing down so not to cause a big splash.

Downed trees in the mobile home park still need to be cleaned up and tons of drowned worms washed away.

For Linda Rider, there's a silver lining.

"This is nothing compared to what it was yesterday."

The soggy ground certainly put a damper on this Fourth of July.

"I'm going to my daughter's for the day because I'm tired of it," Rider said.

  • Maurielle LueMaurielle LueMore>>

  • Detroit residents say new LED street lights not bright enough

    Detroit residents say new LED street lights not bright enough

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:57 PM EDT2014-08-20 02:57:42 GMT
    Although Detroit residents are grateful for new streetlights, but they are concerned with the lack of coverage the new bulbs provide.
    Although Detroit residents are grateful for new streetlights, but they are concerned with the lack of coverage the new bulbs provide.
  • I-94 at Warren reopens after buckling pavement

    I-94 at Warren reopens after buckling pavement

    Friday, August 15 2014 7:21 AM EDT2014-08-15 11:21:58 GMT
    Big backups greeted commuters on I-94 Thursday when MDOT shut down the highway to work on a section of the road that buckled. As of Friday morning, though, that stretch of road has been reopened.
    Big backups greeted commuters on I-94 Thursday when MDOT shut down the highway to work on a section of the road that buckled. As of Friday morning, though, that stretch of road has been reopened.
  • Flood victims say scavengers add insult to injury

    Flood victims say scavengers add insult to injury

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 9:54 PM EDT2014-08-14 01:54:37 GMT
    As the cleanup continues, lots of furniture, clothes, toys and more are piling up along curbs all over metro Detroit.Some people are viewing that trash as treasure and leaving others are worried of where the contaminated items might end up..
    As the cleanup continues, lots of furniture, clothes, toys and more are piling up along curbs all over metro Detroit.Some people are viewing that trash as treasure and leaving others are worried of where the contaminated items might end up..
Powered by WorldNow

WTXF-TV
330 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106-2796

Phone: (215) 925-2929
Fax: (215) 982-5494

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices