LOWELL, Mich. (WOOD) - The people of Lowell are coming together and helping their fellow neighbors prepare for more rising water.
They started filling sand bags Thursday night and have handed out 15,000 sand bags so far.
More than 100 volunteers working in cold temperatures and snow flurries filled bag after bag of sand.
"I started after I got out of work. I work at the sheriff's office in Ionia and loaded up some of my
friends. We got our Boy Scout troop," said volunteer Phillip Hesche
Phillip and his group have been loading up trucks and heading to homes where the water is getting uncomfortably close.
Phillip's home is away from the water but he saw the flooding and had to help. "This is the worst I think it's could get."
17 dump trucks of sand have been used and a couple more are expected.
Rebecca McMillan is now at her other aunt's home where Phillip and his team are dropping off sandbags to keep potential water out.
"This is Lowell this is what Lowell does. Lowell helps each other out," Hesche said.
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