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Grand River in Grand Rapids expected to crest Friday, flood warnings in Kent and Ottawa counties

The flood advisory for Muskegon County has expired.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich — Water levels along the Grand River are continuing to rise with the steady rain. However, they are expected to crest in the next day or so -- provided the area doesn't see anymore heavy rainfall.

In Ada, the Grand River is expected to rise above flood stage -- close to 21 feet -- by Thursday morning. The Grand River in Grand Rapids is expected to crest Friday morning at around 20 feet.

The Kent County Road Commission released a list of roadways and areas temporarily closed due to flooding, reminding residents that water over the road is dangerous and to find alternate routes.

Outside of Kent County, flooding is an issue for Ottawa and Muskegon co unties. The counties both declared local state of emergencies over the weekend. The declarations will assist in coordination of additional resource, according to the county office. 

RELATED: LIST: Kent County roads closed due to flooding

Across the region, residents can expect to see standing water in low-lying area, especially those with a history of flood problems. 

The office of Emergency Management says people should take steps to limit any damages to their property from flooding. If you are experiencing damage from this flood event please complete a damage assessment form. 

A flood warning remains in effect for the Grand River in Kent and Ottawa counties. The flood advisory for Muskegon County has expired.



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