Lansing officials are urging residents of several neighborhoods to evacuate due to possible flooding.
Mayor Andy Schor declared a state of emergency tonight.
Officials said residents should leave their homes by noon Thursday and stay away until the water recedes. They said rivers will keep rising until Friday.
Whitney Spotts lives near the river in the downtown Cherry Hill neighborhood and has experienced flooding there before.
She said she and her husband are both musicians, and they are packing up this time.