Flash flooding forces evacuations in Cass County and southwest Michigan

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EDWARDSBURG, Mich. (AP) — Flash flooding in far southwestern Michigan have triggered evacuations and rescues of several residents.

MLive.com reports the flooding started Saturday after rains overwhelmed culverts and submerged roads. Cass County Sheriff Richard Behnke says two rescues involved people stranded in or on top of vehicles, and some residents near Edwardsburg were evacuated because homes were underwater.

Sheriff’s officials urged people in the area to stay off roads until the rain subsides. More heavy rain is expected Sunday.

Here’s a press release Sheriff Richard Behnke put out about Saturday’s floods and the potential for more Sunday.

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