Big waves lash Lake Michigan shoreline

High water swallows the south pier in St. Joseph, Michigan on October 16, 2019. (Photo/Linda Closson)

The West Michigan shoreline dealt with high waves and flooding on Wednesday, as winds drove waves 10′ tall and higher.

Flooding near the St. Joseph Lighthouse. (Photo/Linda Closson)

Heavy beach erosion was reported in the afternoon, along with beach and channel flooding along most of the lake shore.

South Haven’s entire beach all but disappeared into the surf at the peak of the waves, and huge waves washed over piers along the coast.

Congressman Fred Upton urged caution on Twitter:



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