Grand Rapids flooding

9:39 pm
Tue May 7, 2013

Snyder declares "state of emergency" for 19 counties, cities of Grand Rapids and Ionia

It's not clear what help may come from federal government
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is declaring a "state of disaster" for 19 counties and the cities of Grand Rapids and Ionia because of severe flooding this spring. Snyder said in a statement Tuesday he's asking the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to join state and local officials later this week to assess damage caused by the flooding that occurred from April 9 through May 3.
6:17 pm
Sun April 28, 2013

Grand River was 3-4 inches from bigger problem

Additional rain could have brought water up against Grand Rapids bridges and forced it against city walls
GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- West Michigan residents shared photos of the swollen Grand River far and wide in the last week, marveling at waters that poured into neighborhoods from Comstock Park to Grandville and rose high enough to give some riverside offices aquarium views.
3:57 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

Flooding receeds a foot-per-day in Grand Rapids

Due to heavy rains these past weeks, Grand Rapids beat its 104-year-old record for rainfall in the month of April. It surpassed rainfall in April 1909 by more than two inches.
GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- The Gerald R. Ford freeway exits to Market Avenue, closed during the recent record flood, are now open. The ramps are the latest to open among several announced today by the Michigan Department of Transportation. Water from the Grand River is receding at a rate of about one foot per day.
2:49 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

Rain and snow could slow Grand River's decline

River crested Tuesday night in Grand Rapids and Comstock Park
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Historic flooding on the Grand River is expected to remain for at least an additional day or two thanks to predicted rain and snow Tuesday. The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids expects between half an inch to an inch of rain Tuesday afternoon and evening, halting the swollen Grand River's slow descent.
7:14 am
Mon April 22, 2013

Grand River crests in Grand Rapids, Comstock Park

More rain in forecast for Tuesday could slow decline in river
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - After days spent surging to historic levels, the Grand River finally crested Sunday night in downtown Grand Rapids and Comstock Park. Measurements from the National Weather Service in Grand Rapids show the river peaked at 21.85 feet downtown around 10 p.m., breaking the record of 19.64 feet set in 1985.