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WEST MICHIGAN FLOOD INFORMATION RESOURCES AND LINKS

(*Photo Courtesy of WOOD TV 24 Hour News 8)

Click here to view area 'River Forecasts' from the National Weather Service showing flood stage information for the greater West Michigan region.

Flood Updates from the City of Lowell

Flood Info from City of Wyoming.

Flood Info. from the City of Grand Rapids

Flood Information for The City of Grandville.

FREE Sand Bags

 
The City of Grand Rapids is making available FREE sandbags to individuals
for protection of personal property as flooding continues into the weekend.
People will be limited to a maximum of 100 bags per household.
 
When: Starting Saturday, April 20
Where: 201 Market St. SW (please drive behind building)
Time: Starting at 8 a.m.

Volunteer Opportunities

 

​The City of Grand Rapids is looking for volunteers to help fill sandbags needed for different areas of risk. Please contact Dan Schoonmaker to learn about volunteering opportunities in Grand Rapids.

Sign up here.

Dan Schoonmaker
WMEAC Volunteer Coordinator and Communications Director
(Office) 616.451.3051 ext. 28

STATEMENT FROM CONSUMERS ENERGY:

CONSUMERS ENERGY ENCOURAGES CUSTOMERS TO BE PREPARED AS SPRING STORMS, HEAVY RAIN SWEEP ACROSS STATE

JACKSON, Mich., April 17, 2013 – Consumers Energy is encouraging customers to be prepared for possible power outages resulting from heavy rain and potential severe weather across lower Michigan through Friday morning.

Significant rain in the past week, coupled with several inches of additional rain expected Wednesday night into early Friday, has prompted flood watches and warnings across the state. Downed power lines in standing water conduct electricity, making for an extremely dangerous situation. Assume all downed wires are "live" and stay at least 25 feet away from them and any wet areas they may be contacting. Call Consumers Energy immediately at 1-800-477-5050   or your local law enforcement agency to report downed power lines.

 

RED CROSS SHELTERS IN WEST MICHIGAN:

The Red Cross of West Michigan is opening shelters throughout the region for those who have been affected by flooding. The Red Cross has opened six shelters at the following locations:

KENT COUNTY
Kentwood Activities Center
355 48th St. SE; Grand Rapids

Alpine Baptist Church
692 7 Mile Rd. NW; Comstock Park

First Baptist Church
2275 W. Main St.; Lowell

IONIA COUNTY
Ionia Armory Community Center

439 W. Main St.; Ionia

NEWAYGO COUNTY
TrueNorth Community Services

6308 S. Warner Ave.; Fremont

OTTAWA COUNTY

MUSKEGON COUNTY

The American Red Cross is partnering with the Salvation Army and Southern Baptist Convention to provide mobile feeding for those affected by floods. If your home has been affected by flooding or power loss, but you have not had to evacuate, we encourage you to call 616-459-3433 ext. 1512  so your neighborhood can be included in the feeding route. limited feeding WILL START Saturday evening and will increase capacity as the need arises. Lunch and dinner meals will be provided.

Tim Lipan
Executive Director - Muskegon Office, West Shore Office
Senior Chapter Executive - West Michigan Region

American Red Cross
313 W. Webster Ave.
Muskegon, Mi. 49440
Office:  231-720-4222

Hudsonville Congregation United Church of Christ
4950 32nd Ave.; Hudsonville

These shelters will help residents who have been forced out of their homes because of flooding by offering a safe and warm place to stay. The Red Cross is in communication with emergency management to see where any additional shelters may be necessary. Those seeking shelter are encouraged to bring the following items if possible: appropriate bedding and blankets and pillows, prescription medications, personal hygiene items, a change of clothes, and any necessary items for infants or the elderly. • Appropriate bedding, blankets and pillow
• Prescription medicines
• Personal hygiene items
• Items that infant, children and the elderly may need.
• A change of clothing • Appropriate bedding, blankets and pillow
• Prescription medicines
• Personal hygiene items
• Items that infant, children and the elderly may need.
• A change of clothing

If residents need assistance with evacuation, they are encouraged to call 9-1-1.

 

 

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