Officials prepare for possible flooding in Kent Co.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Since the historic flood of 2013, changes have been made to downtown Grand Rapids and throughout the city.

Since then, the city of Grand Rapids has spent $10 million dollars to protect areas from the next big flood.

After an agreement was reached with Federal Emergency Management Agency, the city raised flood walls by as much as three feet in some places. Controls have been added throughout the city to keep river water from backing up into the storm drain system.

Also, a raised bank was added along the east side of the Grand River, south of Leonard Street.

Full story: WOOD TV


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