GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - Monday's severe weather brought hail and a lot of rain in a short period of time to the Grand Rapids area.
Fulton Street between Lake Drive and College Avenue SE was flooded, causing four cars and a semi truck to become stuck.
The parking lot at Waters House Apartments at 500 Fulton SE had about two feet of standing water in it. Some of the water spilled into cars parked in that lot. The lobby also was flooded. Management told 24 Hour News 8 no residents were evacuated and no apartment homes were affected.
"I was not expecting to see this [flooding]. It was crazy," Waters House resident Megan Myers said.
Management later brought in a pump, plumber and other contractors to help clear the mess. By Monday night, it was difficult to tell it had flooded.
"I came down and the whole front lobby was flooded," Myers said. "It was like three feet of standing water."
The undercarriage of Myers's car was flooded and she couldn't start it. Water even had seeped inside.
"The spot right in front is like the prime spot and I was like, 'Oh yes, I got the prime spot.' But it did not work out in my favor," she said.
Myers said the parking lot did not flood during April's big flood. She said she has never seen any standing water on that property.
The property manager agreed. He blamed, at least partially, drains on Fulton Street, saying they backed up so water from Fulton formed a waterfall into the parking lot. 24 Hour News 8 saw a photo showing that small waterfall.
Calls to many Grand Rapids officials were not returned as of Monday evening.
Spectrum Butterworth also had some minor flooding from the short deluge Monday afternoon. Hospital spokesperson Bruce Rossman said some water came up through the plumbing in an area they were renovating on the lower level of the hospital. Rossman said no patient rooms were affected, but said that some visitors and visiting patients did have to take an alternate route into the hospital for a short period of time, as the flooding did happen near a rear entrance to the hospital. The mess was cleaned up within a short period of time. Rossman said if the renovations had not been underway, the flooding would not have happened.
24 Hour News 8 viewers also reported hail Monday afternoon and later downed trees in the Grand Rapids metro area.
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