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August 14, 2014
Once again this week, Lake Front Park took the brunt of torrential rains that hit the area Monday night, according to city administrator Skip Fincham.

The city shut the park at 9 p.m. Monday when Jefferson flooded, and sections of the park were quickly under water as well. There was no flooding in the area of the pool filter room, where work is continuing to clean up after last week's record rainfall.

"The rain and flooding did wash down two docks and a paddle boat from the Milk River into our marina," Fincham reported, "and a portion of a tree came down in the park."

Lake Front Park, located in St. Clair Shores, reopened Tuesday morning, but the pool remained closed.

Within Grosse Pointe Woods, damage was minimal. There were about a dozen calls to the public works department to report flooded basements, and a report of a low hanging power line on Moorland. A public safety auxiliary officer was assigned to the power line until DTE Energy could respond.

"Public safety received many calls reporting flooded street with a few cars stalled out and abandoned," Fincham said. "But no power outages were reported."

In Grosse Pointe Park, Chief of Police David Hiller reports minimal damage in the Park following Monday's storms.

"Other than a few limbs coming down, we did very well," Hiller said. "The phone lines at Windmill Pointe Park are down, but that's about the only thing we can report."

According to Park city administrator Dale Krajniak, nearly three inches of water fell, but the city's pumps were able to handle the deluge.

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