More than five inches of rain was measured in southwest Kent County from this morning’s rainfall, according to the National Weather Service.
Some roads in the Grandville area were impassable when the area was pounded with an inch and a half of rain per hour between 5-8 a.m. today, said Meteorologist Mark Walton.
Grand Haven, Holland, Muskegon, Coopersville and Grand Rapids were some of the areas that experienced some flooding.
The Grand Haven area received about an inch and a half of rain or less this morning, Walton said.
“The rain really picked up when it got further inland,” he said.
Any time you get rates of more than an inch of rain per hour for a few hours, it’s more than the urban area drainage systems can handle, he said.
That leads to street and parking lot flooding.
Motorists are advised to find alternate routes, rather than drive through a flooded area.