The flood threat has changed dramatically in the eastern part of the state, as the waters have been released.
More than 1,000 homes have been inundated, and more than 400,000 have been damaged.
The governor says more than 300,000 people in the region have lost power.
The state’s largest university says it has been ordered to relocate to a new campus in the city of Oak Harbor.
The National Guard says it’s ready to help in any way it can.
The situation is a far cry from when Gov.
Rick Snyder declared a state of emergency for Michigan’s eastern border after severe flooding hit the state in August.
Many residents are staying at their homes and businesses, and some are even renting out their homes.
But the threat of a flood is still a major concern for some residents.
Some in the Detroit area are still struggling to rebuild from the devastating flooding that swept through the region.
But others are beginning to see the benefit of a few weeks of respite from the floods.
Many of those displaced have returned to their homes, but some are now moving to new places to be closer to their families.
For many in the east, however, the relief is just a few days away.
“I have not lost faith in our government, the state of Michigan, and in our economy,” said resident Rene Pateros.
“I’m just glad we’re not in the middle of a pandemic right now.”
A few miles north of the city, at the western edge of the Detroit metro area, a couple is trying to make the most of the situation.
It’s not just because they have an extra week of winter in their lives.
“We’ve been able to get a lot of stuff done,” said Mike Bales, who owns a local hardware store and is also a volunteer fire captain.
“We’re in a great spot now.”
Bales says he knows what it’s like to be in a disaster zone and that it takes time to rebuild.
He said he’s also glad to have the support of people in his community.
“You know, this is a good thing,” he said.
“There’s a lot that we can learn from each other.
It gives us an opportunity to work on some of the issues that are going on in our communities.”
Balson’s store sells everything from furniture to outdoor furniture to food and more.
He’s also trying to rebuild a new business.
“The business we have here is still going strong,” he told ABC News.
“The people that work here, they’re very happy and they’re still in good shape.”