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Grand Rapids Area Weekend River Flooding Update

A flood advisory continues for Kent and Ionia counties until further notice.

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West Michigan Areas Most At Risk of Flooding Shown in Map

Deep snow and ice, combined with the chance of rain and warmer temperatures as we near spring, means a chance of flooding in West Michigan.

See that latest report on which areas are most at risk for flooding in West Michigan.

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Power Outages And Flooding In West Michigan

A rough morning filled with severe weather, flooding, and power outages across West Michigan.

Hard rain and flooding were spread across West Michigan. Some areas got hit hard, while others didn't see as much rain

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West Michigan Flooding – Saturday April 20

GRAND RAPIDS

Grand Rapids declared a state of emergency on Saturday afternoon.  Declaring a state of emergency was done in anticipation of widespread damage, injury or loss of property and it puts the city in a position to receive state or federal assistance.  A state of em

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City Of Grand Rapids Asking For Volunteers To Fill Sandbags, Help With Flood Prevention

Volunteers are planning to work throughout the weekend in Grand Rapids to fill thousands of sandbags as part of an effort to hold off West Michigan floodwaters.

Several media outlets were reporting Friday morning that 1,200 sandbags had already been filled, but the city is hoping to fill 50,000 of them in order to keep the Grand River at bay

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Roads Flooded/Closed Across West Michigan

Some of us are considering buying the supplies to build an ark if this rain doesn't let up soon. I think it's a solid plan. Especially since, as of this morning, several roads are closed across West Michigan due to flooding. Our friends at WZZM-13 have compiled a list of the road closings that have been reported so far. See if your commuted will be affected after the jump.

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Grand River Flooding Potential

There is a huge potential this week for flooding along the Grand River.  So far in April, our area is over 3 inches ABOVE the average monthly rainfall of 1.65 inches.

The forecast for Thursday calls for rain in the morning and storms by afternoon, which could give us an additional 3 inches of rain

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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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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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