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A satellite view of the southern half of Lake Michigan on Friday, a day before a record for ice coverage was set. (Photo: NASA)
A satellite view of the southern half of Lake Michigan on Friday, a day before a record for ice coverage was set. (Photo: NASA)
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Extreme Weather: Lake Michigan Sets All-time Ice Coverage Record; Grand River Has Flood Risk

Lake Michigan reached an all-time high level of ice coverage over the weekend while deep snow has many on alert for risk of flooding.

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Joshua Lott, Getty Images
Joshua Lott, Getty Images
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Warm Weather Ahead Could Mean Flooding in Grand Rapids

The record setting snow and cold we've had this winter combined with a possible warm-up this week has created a risk of flooding in Grand Rapids.

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Jeff Swensen, Getty Images
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West Michigan’s Deep Snow Creates Big Risk of Flooding

All of our piles of snow are going to melt some day.

If it happens all at once, we could have some big problems.

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Dumpster Finally Removed From Grand River [Video]

This spring brought historic flooding to West Michigan.

A very visible reminder of that flooding was removed from the Grand River on Monday as two men took it upon themselves to clean up the Grand River.

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rkramer62, flickr
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West Michigan Residents Affected By Flooding May Now Apply For Low Interest Loans

The flood of 2013 is not grabbing the attention it did weeks ago, but for many it's effects are still being felt.

Beginning today, Michigan residents may now apply for special low interest loans to replace damaged real estate or property.

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organsnyder, flickr
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Governor Snyder Declares State Of Disaster In Grand Rapids, Ionia, And 19 Counties Due To Flooding

Governor Rick Snyder has declared parts of West Michigan a state of disaster.

The declaration will help to ensure that all state resources will be available to those recovering from flooding.

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organsnyder, flickr
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How To Help West Michigan Recover From The Flood

Flooding has affected thousands of people across West Michigan.

Some have been displaced from their homes.  Even more are dealing with damaged homes or property.

There are many ways to help.

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Lynn Clay
Lynn Clay
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Story Behind The Grand River ‘Fish In The Window’ Picture

Thousands of pictures have been taken of flooding across West Michigan and in Grand Rapids.

None of those pictures have become more famous than the 'fish in the window' picture taken along the Grand River.

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Matt Milhouse
Matt Milhouse
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Interactive Map Of Grand Rapids Road Closures

As water levels begin to recede in West Michigan, more roads and bridges are opening to traffic.

View an interactive map of road closures in Grand Rapids and make your commute as quick and safe as possible.

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Louisiana Spillway Opening to Avert Flood Disaster [VIDEO]

All the rain we're getting in West Michigan is nothing compared to the water woes they are having in the south.

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Swim Anyone

Water is really getting up there downtown on the Grand River. Guess no one will be using the riverside board walk for awhile.

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Spiders Web Entire Trees in Pakistan

Millions of spiders took to the trees, fleeing flood waters in Pakistan.

The resulting photos on the MNN.com website are amazing. Large trees completely encased in spider webs, like giant sticks of cotton candy, only with less sugar and more dead bugs.

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