SOUTH HAVEN — South Haven city officials shut down their municipal marinas just in the nick of time Tuesday, because by Wednesday morning high winds and waves from Lake Michigan caused significant flooding in the harbor. Throughout much of the morning, only the dock poles could be seen at the South Side marina and water had risen all the way to the marina’s office building.

“We close our marinas and turn off the electricity on Oct. 15 each year,” Harbor Master Kate Hosier said. “We choose that day because that’s when the weather starts to get bad.”