GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - Plaza Towers residents are expected to be able to head home this week.
Condominium and apartment owners should be able to return home Wednesday. At the very least, residents will be allowed to come and go without an escort.
On April 20, water ran into the basement and parking garage of Plaza Towers as the Grand River approached its crest. Power to the 32-story building was shut off and about 1,000 residents had to evacuate. It was days before more than a million gallons of floodwater could be pumped from the building.
Many left their behind their cars, which were damaged by the rising water. A tow truck company is still working with the residents to get their cars out.
One apartment elevator and one condo elevator are up and running.
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