GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - Almost two weeks after the basement parking deck of Plaza Towers flooded in downtown Grand Rapids, residents are being let back in to remove their cars.
The process began at 9 a.m. Friday morning, when Plaza Towers staffers began bringing groups of residents and insurance agents down to assess vehicles in the dried-out basement.
On April 20, water surged into the basement as the Grand River approached its crest.
As a result, power to the 32-story building was shut off, forcing approximately 1,000 residents to evacuate.
As of Friday, Plaza Towers management said that power had been restored to many areas of the building. Lighting and circuit boxes were also being checked, as well as the building's ventilation system.
Building management said that they estimated that residents would be able to return to their condos or apartments on Wednesday, May 8, however, that could change.
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