County seeking damage reports due to flooding

St. Clair County’s Emergency Manager is asking the public to submit damage reports from flooding along the St. Clair River and Lake St. Clair. Justin Westmiller, speaking to WPHM, says the St. Clair County Office of Emergency Management has activated their Emergency Operations Center and is accepting damage reports from area residents. He encourages residents to send a photo of flooding to with a description of the location and extent of flooding. A flood warning is set to expire later Friday afternoon for southeast St. Clair County, however Westmiller says water levels are only expected to increase for the foreseeable future. ” “We’re looking at a situation where we will reach a flooding stage that could reach into September,” said Westmiller. He adds that his office is looking at the possibility of having a state of emergency declared for the affected areas. Anybody who needs assistance due to the flooding can contact his office at 989-6382 or dial 2-1-1.