Rain stokes more flooding concerns

Flooding still a concern

ROBINSON TOWNSHIP, MICH. - Grand River flooding will continue to impact people for the new few days, especially with rain in the forecast. But some who live in an Ottawa County flood prone area aren't too worried. 

Robinson Township resident, Michael Chase, has seen it all. From the 2005 ice jam, 2013 spring flood, to the 2017 rising waters, that don't seem to stop.

"It's about 2 -2 ½ feet deep depending on where on the road," Chase said. He is one of many paying the price for waterfront property.

"It's deep enough to where I can't get a car but it's not deep enough to where I can get a motor on the boat to get back and forth," he added. 

A flood warning is in effect in Robinson Township until Saturday night, April 15. As of Wednesday morning, the water was at 14.9 feet more than a foot above flood stage.

High waters brings the river into Chase's garage and house, but never dampens his spirits.

"This is what happens when you live that close to the water. You deal with it for a week or so and the rest of the summertime is lovely," he said. "You just live with it. The house is prepared for it. We're all set. We're just waiting for it to go by and clean it all up." 

The Grand River is supposed to fall below flood stage Friday night but with more rain expected, it will likely rise back up.

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