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The Great Detroit Flood of 2014 resulted from the second largest downpour in Detroit history. It closed several expressways and poured into thousands of Metro Detroit basements. The 4.72 inches of rain was the highest daily recorded rainfall since July 31, 1925, when 4.74 inches of rain fell. What went wrong? Could it have been prevented?

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    Robert Hayden is an interesting choice. I would have thought him nearly forgotten. Nice to see him brought up again and recognized, even so long after his death. He wrote a lot about his childhood here in Detroit too, although from his writings it clearly was not the happiest of upbringings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EastsideAl View Post
    Robert Hayden is an interesting choice. I would have thought him nearly forgotten. Nice to see him brought up again and recognized, even so long after his death. He wrote a lot about his childhood here in Detroit too, although from his writings it clearly was not the happiest of upbringings.
    When I was a student at U-M a visiting Professor in the Black Studies department taught a class entirely on the works of Robert Hayden. One of the libraries on campus had a reading room named after him.

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