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Grand River floods, people kayak over roadway

Posted at 9:42 AM, May 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-23 09:42:27-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A flood warning is still in effect in Grand Rapids along the Grand River, which crested on Friday at 19 feet.

The water has reached several houses along the bank, but it is now slowly on the decline.

Across the river in Comstock Park, people pulled out their kayaks and paddled over what would normally be a road.

Grand Rapids Emergency Management does not anticipate higher water levels, but warns that people need to be alert for potential danger while flooding like this is happening.

Allison Farole, Emergency Management Administrator, says the flood stage especially is where water moves quickly with debris, and that could be very dangerous.

We will continue to watch water levels and update with more information as they come in.