Kent County Flooding Update – May 3, 2012

Posted at 2:43 PM, May 03, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-03 14:43:19-04

Wyoming Michigan Flooding 29KENT COUNTY, Mich.  -– More than two dozen damage assessment teams have been working throughout Kent County over the past week, to determine the amount of damage done by flooding in April. To make sure Kent County is able to estimate the cost of the damage accurately, the county has created a quick, easy, online form for residents to fill out.

“Our teams have been working closely with townships and cities to determine what homes may have been impacted or damaged by the floods,” said Matt Woolford, Director of Equalization for Kent County. “We want to give residents every opportunity to report damage.”

If you had damage and did not meet with an assessment team, you can report your damage at

PLEASE NOTE: This form is being used for the collection of preliminary damage assessment purposes only. It is voluntary and is for informational purposes to aid with the damage assessment effort. The information you provide will be combined with other data and will be sent to the State of Michigan. This form does not constitute a claim for your private insurance purposes and does not constitute an application for assistance with any governmental agency, including FEMA. It is merely a part of the process for the county to make sure it turns in an accurate damage assessment to the state.

Kent County Emergency Management Division remains concerned about debris, swift current and safety issues. The No-Contact Advisory remains in effect for the Grand River until further notice. DO NOT come into contact with the water until the advisory is lifted.

Updates and information on the flooding can be found at If you require additional information (or an on-camera interview) please contact Jack Stewart, Kent County Emergency Management Coordinator, at 616.632.6255,