IONIA, Mich. (WOOD) - Pavements have turned into makeshift river beds all across the city of Ionia. Streets, like South Steele street in town, have businesses lined up along the road and that means area businesses are taking precautions.
>> Photos of Ionia flooding
One of the businesses, Ionia Floral, had to pack up as much as they could in the minutes they had before the water comes in.
Workers at Ionia Floral got help from their friends next door at EDLIN automotive; moving stuffed animals, figurines and plants into a trailer. They don't know how long they'll have to keep everything in the trailer, but they'd rather be safe rather than sorry when it comes to possible flooding.
"My whole crew is here working; we're just trying to clear the place out for them in case the water does get high enough. It's the neighborly thing to do," Jim Edlin said.
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