Saginaw County residents clean up after flooding - WNEM TV 5

Saginaw County residents clean up after flooding

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Residents of Saginaw County are cleaning up following flooding along the Saginaw River and other area waterways.

Mary Ann Parker says that the water stopped within about seven feet of her back porch in James Township. Her basement was flooded, however, and her son pumped water out earlier in the week.

Forty-one-year-old Jason Gempel lives down the road from Parker. He estimated on Thursday that he had about 5 feet of water remaining in his basement, and expected to work into the weekend pumping it out. He lost lawn care equipment, antiques and electronics in the flooding.

A flood warning remains in effect for the Saginaw River, which the National Weather Service says could remain above flood stage through Sunday.

As for the forecast, TV5 Meteorologist Trainee Ted Phaeton says that we finally have some good news in the forecast. After what seemed to be a relentless stretch of wet weather, we can start to breathe easy with dry conditions on tap.

Friday, partly cloudy skies with winds out of the south between 10-15mph. We will land right on the mark of Friday's average temperature with a high of 61 degrees. Breezy Friday night, with winds out of the SSW and temperatures falling to the lower 40s.

Saturday is well into the 60s with partly cloudy skies and a light wind out of the SW.

Sunday is pleasant as well with highs in the upper 60s. Plenty of sun and warm temps for your weekend, and we are looking at 70 for your Monday. Enjoy your weekend!

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