GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - Following this week's rainfall in West Michigan, 24 Hour News 8 has compiled a list of where residents can get sand bags and shelter as well as emergency contact information.
- Kentwood: Kentwood Activities Center, 353 48 th Street
- Comstock Park: Alpine Baptist Church, 692 7 Mile Road NW
- Lowell: First Baptist Church, 2275 W. Main Street
- Ionia: Ionia Armory at 439 W. Main Street
- Hudsonville: Hudsonville Congregational United Church of Christ, 4950 32nd Avenue
- Fremont: TrueNorth Community Services, 6308 S. Warner Avenue
The Red Cross had delivered 57 clean-up kits to flood victims, as well as provided sheltered 65 people and provided 500 meals and snacks.
- Residents can get sandbags at their local fire department but the number of available bags is limited.
- Grand Rapids: 201 Market Street SW (please drive behind building). Maximum 100 per household.
- Wyoming: Public Works Department Facility, 2660 Burlingame Avenue
- Lowell: Lowell Fire Department, 315 S Hudson St SE
Residents should call their township offices for free sandbag information. The following suppliers also have sandbags available:
- De Went Gravel Company (Jenison): (616) 457-2100 or (616) 890-9208
- Mulch Pro (Zeeland): (616) 875-4500 or (616) 260-4718
- S&M Gravel Company (Grand Haven): (616) 842-7460
- Ralph Myers (Allendale): (616) 895-4357
CONTACT INFORMATION FOR HARDEST-HIT AREAS:
- Non-emergency assistance or evacuation aid: 616.530.7331
- Report sewer backup issues: 616.530.7260.
- Report manhole or stormwater problems: 616.456.5050
- Report flooded streets: 616.456.3232
Anyone in need of support services can call 211.
Residents are asked to reduce water usage to ease stress on the overtaxed sewer system. This can be done by:
- Flushing the toilet less often
- Showering for a shorter time
- Avoiding laundry or doing larger loads at once
- Avoiding the dishwasher and instead hand-washing dishes
The Red Cross is asking for monetary donations. Those wishing to do so can call 1.800.REDCROSS, text REDCROSS to 91999 to make a $10 donation, or go to redcross.org/donate .
On Saturday, the Michigan State Spartans will be taking on the Ohio State Buckeyes for the Big Ten College Football title. On Friday, fans began gathering in Indianapolis for the big game.
Two Kalamazoo men are in jail after Kalamazoo officers found them with money stolen from Sunny Mart Friday afternoon.
Two people were taken to the hospital after one vehicle crossed the center line, causing a head-on crash in Ada Township Friday night.