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Dundee Residents Urged To Protect Homes Against Flooding Using Sandbags

DUNDEE (WWJ) -- With more rain in the forecast, parts of Monroe County are bracing for potential floods between Monday and Wednesday.

Village of Dundee manager Dave Uhl said that the River Raisin is predicted to rush over its banks, threatening about 30 homes and a half a dozen businesses, including the post office.

"We will be having emergency services staged on both sides of the river," Uhl said. "The police department has already set up a mobile command unit on the other side of the river. The fire department has also on both sides."

Uhl said that MDOT will close the bridge at M-50 late Tuesday night or early Wednesday, when the water is expected to come up over the road.

"2011 was the last time that we had to close the bridge," Uhl said. "This is predicted to be somewhat higher than that level. The post office was closed for numerous weeks because of the damage inside."

Residents in the path of the floods are advised to use sandbags, which are available at the Village Office at 734-529-3430.

"We're expecting...the river will rise another six feet, which will then put it over the road," Uhl said. "MDOT will be forced to close it because of the pressure on the structure of the bridge."

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