Information on storm damage in Manistee & Mason County Michigan

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Bayshore Properties 6501331006

June 13, 2008


Due to severe flooding, Mason County is in a state of emergency.  Roads have been shut down throughout the county and there is no passable route between Ludington & Manistee. US 31 is currently closed.  Residents are being advised to take US-10 to M-37 to M-55.  There is severe flooding, bridges are washed out and roads have caved in.  Use extreme caution when driving anywhere near Ludington, Scottville, Fountain, Freesoil and Manistee.

Here in the Manistee area, the damage is also quite severe.  We spent most of the night in our basement with only candles, watching the trees turn sideways and fearing tornadoes.   Fortunately we did not lose any trees.  Many of you know that a tree outside our home was struck by lightening just last month causing severe electrical damage and frying most of our electronics.  We ran around the house unplugging everything this time!  Our kids are so terrified of lightening since it hit the house, and this was a BIGGER storm!

Many of our friends have water in their basements and trees down.  Most of the city is still without power and many roads are blocked off due to fallen trees and electrical wires.  We are fortunate enough to have our power back on since Friday morning and internet came back just this evening. I have not heard of any injuries. 

I am compiling a list of links with to the local newspapers & tv stations.  Please check frequently for this information.  On my website I have links to roads that are closed in Mason County, Michigan and information on beaches that are closed. 

As always, feel free to email me with any questions.  I can be reached at

Meagan Kempf
Coldwell Banker A.L.M.
1121 Parkdale Avenue
Manistee, Michigan 49660
231-723-5310  Direct
231-510-5572  Cell
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