General Motors’ Technical Center in Warren, Michigan is closed today after the facility flooded following a storm which filled southeastern Michigan streets and highways with rain water, Mlive reports.
The Warren Tech Center is home to many of GM’s engineering and research operations. Over 19,000 employees work at the center and were told to stay home until the situation can be remedied.
GM spokesman Bill Grotz said the company is working on cleaning up the affected areas of the facility. He added the company has not yet decided if the building will remain closed on Wednesday.
“We hope to work quickly to get things back in order,” he said.
Parts of Michigan were hammered with rain early Monday morning, with over 4.5 inches of rain falling by Monday night. The storm marked one of the heaviest rain falls in Detroit history, only being bested by a storm on July 31, 1925, in which 4.74 inches of rain fell.