Grand River begins to recede; flood warning continues

(UPDATED: Wednesday 9:45 a.m.) The Grand River has crested and is beginning to fall, but it will be several days before it drops below the flood level, authorities said.
Mark Brooky
Apr 10, 2013


The river at Robinson Township crested at 16.7 feet early Tuesday. That's more than 2 feet above its flood stage, but more than a foot below what had been forecasted late last week.

The National Weather Service said moderate flooding is still occurring — but it is on a slow descent now, authorities said. It was measured at 16.5 feet on Tuesday evening and at 16.2 feet at about 8:30 Wednesday morning.

The forecast is for the river to fall below the flood stage of 13.3 feet by early Sunday. The flood warning is in effect through Sunday.

Clean-up kits available

The American Red Cross has clean-up kits available for those impacted by flood waters. Kits are currently available at Hudsonville Congregational United Church of Christ, 4950 32nd Ave. 

More kits will be distributed by American Red Cross trucks delivering directly to impacted neighborhoods. Those details are to be announced.  

The Ottawa County Sheriff's Office of Emergency Management is asking residents to report damage from flooding to their local township or city office. The county will compile this information for a collective damage assessment.  

Additionally, the county is interested in photos of flooding and sandbags in use. These photos can be submitted via the Flood Information page at  

More flooding updates and health information can be found at


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