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Grand River could flood some Kent County basements, roads

Grand River could flood some Kent County basements, roads”

The warning comes as the Grand River at Comstock Park entered a minor flood stage Monday, Jan. 13, with expectations that it will crest early Thursday close to moderate flood level.

The Grand River Conservation Authority says that river flows in the northern and central sections of the watershed are receding, majority having peaked early Monday morning. The municipality is suggesting residents prepare for a flooding event.

River flows in the Grand River and Speed River continue to recede across the central portion of the Grand River watershed.

Flood Coordinators in Wilmot, Woolwich, North Dumfries, and Cambridge are requested to maintain road closures as necessary and continue to monitor conditions.

The areas of Cayuga and Dunnville can still expect to see more rising water Monday night.

River flooding forced the closure of parts of William G. Stratton Park in Morris, with much of the parking lot on the park's eastern side was under water.

The Blanchard River is expected to crest below minor flood stage tonight, but steady rains over the weekend has closed some roadways because of high water. Flows are expected to exceed those experienced during the June 2017 flood event.

A large amount of debris including large trees and branches was swept into the river system during this event. French Broad River At Blantyre affecting Henderson and Transylvania Counties.Runoff from previous heavy rain will result in the river remaining above flood stage.

People are asked to stay away from all waterways due to "extreme risk", the GRCA said.

Several rivers in West Michigan are under a flood warning as of Monday morning.



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