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Shiawassee River breaks its banks, creeps close to homes

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CORUNNA, MI (WNEM) -

Heavy rain in Mid-Michigan this week have some communities underwater and overwhelmed.

 "It's crazy.  A lot of water.  I came through here earlier this afternoon, and it's gotten way worse," said Corunna resident Megan Brabo.
 
 The Shiawassee River is swollen and it has risen above its banks.  All eyes in Corunna are on it.
 
"This is the most we've seen of water in quite a long time," said Carol Hilliker.
 
The baseball diamond in McCurdy Park is flooded. First base is seen going with the river flow.      
Hilliker and her granddaughter Caroline Roth came down to check it out Thursday night.
 
"I certainly wouldn't want to go in it because it looks really greenish brown, it looks really dirty," said Roth.

As the water continued to rise Thursday, it got closer and closer to some homes.
 
"That's about the only thing I worry about is losing my photo albums, so I make sure they're right there by the back door ready to go," said Rosella DeLong.
 
DeLong woke up this morning to her back yard completely underwater, about 15 feet from her home.
 
"If we had a bunch more rain like we've had in the last couple of days, then I think I'd start worrying, because this is pretty high," said DeLong.

On Thursday night, the National Weather Service announced the Shiawassee River has reached its crest. By Sunday, the waters should be receded.

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