Coast Guard Helping With Flood Rescues

The U.S. Coast Guard says it has rescued more than 40 people and their pets from flooded neighborhoods in southwest Michigan this week.
The Coast Guard said Thursday it’s helping local authorities conduct house-to-house rescues and evacuations in some areas along the St. Joseph River. In one case Thursday morning, it said its St. Joseph station was asked to check on two people living in a mandatory evacuation zone in Sodus Township. Fire  department crews were unable to reach the two because of high water. A Coast Guard crew arrived on scene and helped the two people from their flooded home. Crews from the Michigan City, Indiana, station also have participated in the rescues.