Downtown Lowell predicted to be under water

7:32 PM, Apr 19, 2013   |    comments
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LOWELL, Mich. (WZZM) -- A state of emergency has been declared in Lowell, allowing the city to use Kent County resources in preparation for a major flooding event.

Friday afternoon, the water level was forecast to rise three more feet by Sunday. That would cover Main Street with six inches of water.

Based on information from the National Weather Service, Lowell city officials have determined flooding could impact areas within the 100 year floodplain.

Sandbagging efforts are underway in the downtown business district, and sandbags are available to residents at Cherry Creek Elementary School. Volunteers are requested to help fill them.

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