Almost 85 boats had been destroyed earlier this week, and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources warns locals on storm debris.
The Wisconsin harbor hit by heavy rains on Monday night is the source for the garbage, pieces of boats and of buildings that will be washed over the shores in the next days.
The Department of Natural Resources calculated that the debris would come ashore during the weekend. The water currents will probably bring the remnants at the Porcupine Mountains State Park and Harbor Marina, in the western Upper Peninsula.
The local officials said that the northern part of the marina had been 50% destroyed, leaving a damage worth of tens of millions of dollars.
The most affected places are near the Oronto Bay, a few miles west of the park, along the Wisconsin-Michigan border and the mouth of Montreal River. The DNR released a map showing the areas where the storm debris is expected to reach the shores.
The locals reported pieces of dock, woods, and drifting boats to be floating in the waters. Down trees had been seen out in the harbor. At least five vehicles had been taken into the lake, along with 20 boats that had been washed away by the waters.
The US Coast Guard found trees, small watercrafts like kayaks, and docks floating at 3 to 6 miles offshore.
The park administration posted signs warning boaters of the dangers waiting out on the lake. The warning will be active all through the weekend.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the US Coast Guard, the US Army Corps of Engineers, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality are working together to solve the issue and remove the safety hazards.
Saxon Harbor, including its camping and all the surrounding facilities, had been almost destroyed by the storms.
The flooding that followed damaged a trail in the Porcupine Mountains Park and took away an entire bridge. An additional tornado hit Michigan, someplace close to Bessemer.
After the storms, several roads, cabins and campsites from the northwestern part of the Porcupine Mountains Park have been temporary closed. The approximate area is between the rivers of Little and Big Carp.
At this moment, the roads to the harbor are closed to the public, as they will be used by the Iron County Forest and Parks Department to assess the damages and start the repairs.
The campsites and cabins will be reopened on the 28th of July.
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