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Several homes flooded after heavy rain in Ferrysburg

Posted at 9:59 PM, May 17, 2020

FERRYSBURG, Mich. — As the rain continues to fall, inland flooding is an issue across Ottawa County.

Flooding at Coast Guard Park in Ferrysburg has found its way to the ponds of the Park Place Condo Association, a nearby residential area.

Water has since flooded yards and we're told its found its way into more than 20 homes along Park Place Circle.

“This is the worst it’s ever been,” property owner Kent Fisher said.

Fisher, a U.S. Coast Guard veteran has lived in his home for nearly a decade, but it’s the first time he’s seen flooding like this.

We stayed dry until yesterday afternoon,” Fisher said on Sunday.

“The upstairs is just fine, but down [in the basement] I think there’s been a since of dread knowing that more water is coming,” Fisher added.

Kent’s finished basement is flooded with more than an inch of water, they’ve already ripped up the rug and have been working to vacuum up as much as they can.

“This on top of the quarantine, my wife and I are closer than we ever have been, we have not done flood relief together but she’s very good at it,” he added.

The flooding also garnering a response from the city and county.

On Sunday, Crews were working to fill sandbags and spent hours pumping water from the nearby park.

In the meantime, homeowners have been placing sandbags and taking other measures to prevent the water from causing even more damage, they do say a more permanent fix will be necessary in the long run.

“We’ll have to come up with some way to put in step up pumps or sumps, or some kind of drainage to keep it from happening again,” Fisher said.