Float Down looks to have a big blowout

Some folks are gearing up for the 2015 Port Huron Float Down. The event will bring thousands of floaters into the St. Clair River. Participants will be starting at Lighthouse Beach at 1:00 pm and ending at Chrysler Beach in Marysville. The event was revived in 2008 by Mark Bills and the River Rat Society. Since then it has grown and now thousands are expecting to be participating in this years event. Storms not an issue with the forecast predicting clear skies and warm weather but Kimball is concerned about the wind, with the national weather service predicting a south-southwest wind of 5-10 mph which could slow down floaters and cause them to drift across the river. The Coast Guard and local law enforcement will monitoring the event. Participants are advised to wear a life jacket, have a reliable raft or float, and to bring oars to help them stay on course. For more information you can go online to: porthuronfloatdown.com.