Flooding advisory

(UPDATE: 11:30 p.m. Tuesday) Thunderstorms moving through the area late Tuesday night are causing roadways and low water crossings to flood.
Mark Brooky
Jul 22, 2014

 

The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory for Ottawa County until 4:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Heavy rain fell in Grand Haven starting at about 10 p.m. as the storm moved east-southeast at about 30 mph. Rainfall amounts of 1-2 inches fell in about an hour's time.

Excessive runoff from this storm is causing minor flooding of small creeks, streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses, as well as other drainage areas and low-lying spots.

There were numerous reports of street flooding in Grand Haven at about 10:30 p.m., with a few vehicles stuck in deep water at Washington Avenue and Seventh Street, according to a weather bureau report.

Penny-size hail and flooding was reported at the Ottawa County Fairgrounds north of Holland shortly after 11 p.m., and many reports of trees and wires down across the county. A spotter reported quarter-inch-size hail near Spring Lake at about 10:40 p.m.

Comments

jlebrasseur

Seems Washington/7th needs more than that stupid curb being fixed. Anyone know if the RR crossing activated? That thing always used to give me issues whenever it rained hard. There was a bad battery charger and island circuit battery that the company refused to let me replace, so every time it rained hard, there would be enough draw on the circuit to activate the crossing and lock up the traffic lights there.

SLNativeSince1864

Thunderstorms moving through the area late Wednesday night are causing roadways and low water crossings to flood.

Weren't the storms Tuesday night?

LessThanAmused

Good catch! I think ole Mark is working too hard as this is not the first time he's gotten his days mixed up.

SLNativeSince1864

Anything to make us feel closer to the weekend, unfortunately Friday would be a huge Debbie Downer as it would only be Friday Eve.

Mark Brooky

You got that right, LTA.

ghjhs

Wonder how much GR released into the River that will flow through our town to the Lake,the amusing thing is they then come from GR and swim in it.

ghjhs

Wonder how much GR released into the River that will flow through our town to the Lake,the amusing thing is they then come from GR and swim in it.

 

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