Four U.P. counties under coastal flooding warning

Courtesy:  Marquette City Fire Department

The National Weather Service has issued a shoreline flooding warning for the shoreline of Marquette, and including Lakewood Lane area.  Meteorological, and weather conditions have caused a large displacement of water that is affecting water depths in our vicinity.  Water displacement is approximately 1.5 feet at this time.

Marquette beaches are closed, the North Breakwall is locked, and the Fire Dept. advises that boaters, especially with boats tied to docks, see to it that the boats are in a safe condition.

This condition, also known as a “seiche” is expected to subside over the course of the night. For further information, residents can monitor any further warnings on the NOAA/NWS website, or call the forecast telephone number at 475-5212.

In addition, the NWS has issued coastal flooding warnings for Baraga, Marquette, Alger, and Luce counties until midnight, September 5.