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Rising waters could mean rising taxes

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GRAND BLAC TOWNSHIP, MI (WNEM) -

Despite the geese and ducks, this is not a pond.

Jim Rogers says this water is just the aftermath of the heavy rain in Genesee County’s Grand Blanc Township.

Flooding that expands on the corner of Hill Road and Grove Avenue.

Residents like Rogers are worried that if we get the anticipated rain later this week, he could be inches away from some serious danger.

“Well, I’m kinda concerned because, like you were saying before, I mean, that could get up to my house if it keeps raining and it’s not going away.”

Residents say the flooding in the area could also mean rising taxes for them.

 “The last time I heard we were to have to up our taxes in order for them to put more drains in,” said Rebecca Shimmel.

Rebecca Shimmel has lived on Groves road for 4 years and seeing flooding like this is nothing new to her. However, she wants the township to clean it up.

“I can’t even let me 2 little ones come out and play for the fact that it’s a mess. They step on my yard and they sink. Mud is everywhere and they track it. They can't even go and play on their swing set or the trampoline because my yard is, yeah, a pond!”

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