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Basements flood as local river continues to rise

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SHIAWASSEE COUNTY, MI (WNEM) -

For the second time in as many weeks, the Shiawassee River broke its banks.

Areas in Corunna and Owosso are being impacted and residents say they've had enough.

Summer-like temperatures combined with a swollen Shiawassee River made it a great night Wednesday to do some kayaking, unless the water flows right through your home.

"I've got five pumps running, and it's continuing to rise," said James Bowen.

The river is about 300 yards from Bowen's Owosso home. Last week he had two feet of water in his basement. On Wednesday, there was at least six inches as it continues to rise.

"It's something that's not fun to deal with. I mean I've got a huge mess to clean up down here, lost a bunch of food we had stored, a bunch of tools, six new bags of charcoal, all sorts of stuff," said Bowen.

Knowing that the clean-up is the only thing he can control..

"There's nothing we can do other than wait it out, smile, and hope for better days," said Bowen.

On Wednesday night, the Shiawassee River was nearing its crest. It should be back below flood stage by Thursday afternoon.

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