Slideshow | Michigan’s Upper Peninsula picks up pieces after epic floods

The unincorporated town of Ripley, near Houghton in the Upper Peninsula, was battered in the Father’s Day flood, as up to 7 inches of rain fell in a matter of hours, causing massive damage. (Photo Courtesy of Bethany Jones).

In Hubbell, a town near Torch Lake in the Keweenaw Peninsula, a mudslide swallowed this car. (Photo courtesy of Donne Hansen).

Bethany Jones and Jeff Foss narrowly escaped with their lives from their home in Ripley. The couple is wondering whether to return to their home. (Photo courtesy of Bethany Jones)

Franklin Township Supervisor Mary Sears points to a sauna that floodwaters carried through a yard and across a street more than a month earlier. (Bridge photo by Jim Malewitz).

Weeks after water rushed down the hillside into Cynthia Drake’s home in Ripley, she still has no long-term housing. (Bridge photo by Jim Malewitz)

In Ripley, historic rains overwhelmed a narrow culvert between two homes. (Bridge photo by Jim Malewitz).

Friends of Cynthia Drake placed flags on the only tree in her backyard survived major floods that ripped through her neighborhood in Ripley in June. (Bridge photo by Jim Malewitz)

The view from a window in Cynthia Drake’s gutted house more than a month after it was filled with floodwaters and muck. (Bridge photo by Jim Malewitz)

A flower grows near flood rubble in the unincorporated town of Ripley (Bridge photo by Jim Malewitz).

A late July view of cleanup efforts in Hubbell after floodwaters swamped the unincorporated community in June and July. (Bridge photo by Jim Malewitz)

A late July view of cleanup efforts in Ripley. (Bridge photo by Jim Malewitz)

Sandbags surround a flooded home in Ripley in late-July. (Bridge photo by Jim Malewitz).

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