Flood Task Force Assembled to Prepare for Spring Thaw

As the snow continues to fall, and water continues to freeze, first responders are starting to think about the Spring Thaw.

Gregory Williams, the Tri-County Emergency Manager for Charlevoix, Emmet and Cheboygan Counties says the Flood Task Force was formed to have all agencies on the same page. He said they can't control mother nature, but they can try their best to be ready for what comes.

Williams says they are monitoring certain areas like the Sturgeon River in Wolverine in Cheboygan County, because it freezes over and causes a dam-like effect to the bridge.

The Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council says the flooding will impact our city streets and sidewalks too.

But on the flip side, they say the flooding will do Michigan some good. Tip of the Mitt says our water levels in our lakes were low last year, and our levels of precipitation this year should help. Also, the soil will have more moisture, which will hopefully mean less fire concerns.

Residents are asked to report NON EMERGENCY area's of concern or questions to 231-622-4462.

9&10's Alyssa Gambla and Erin Malone learned more about the Flood Task Force and what they are worried about for the Spring thaw.